It’s Never too Late (What Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips taught me)

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I read the other day that Wayne Coyne, the frontman of the Flaming Lips‚ worked as a fry cook at Long John Silver’s for 11 years before the band got signed. That’s a long time to be at Long John Silver’s. That’s a long time to work a job that isn’t taking you anywhere. Those are years that could have felt profoundly stuck and hopeless.

It’s easy to feel stuck where you are and that nothing will ever change, but I look at Wayne Coyne, one of the greatest artists of today and I am encouraged by his lengthy stint at Long John Silver’s.

You may not get to crowd surf in a space bubble, but you can still find a way to do work worth doing.

No matter who you are, no matter how long you’ve felt stuck, no matter how old you are, no matter how much experience you do or don’t have, remember this: there is always hope. [Tweet that]

It’s never too late.

PS- If you want help getting unstuck, check out the Meaning Sessions.

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Dan Cumberland is on a mission to push you into the places meaning, life, & work intersect. He is the author of The Meaning Manifesto. Read more about him here, and connect with him on facebook and twitter.

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