Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phatasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it.
Are you aware of this? No matter how big your dream seems to you. It's just a fraction of what God has in mind for you. Besides, no matter how big what you've lost previously seems to you. It's equally a fraction of what God intends or plans to restore back to you. In other words, God has a lot of goodies in stock for you, even beyond your imagination and expectation. I mean, the best days and things of your life are yet to come. Oh! yes, I do believe that undoubtedly. You too may or may not believe that anyway.
Are you being or have you been discouraged by your age? If Yes, then it's high time you've got to refuse to be discouraged by it. For, your age shouldn't discourage you from pursuing/going after/achieving a new dream/vision/aspiration.
As a child, many folks dream of running away to join the circus, but then many of these dreamers grow up, and find proper jobs. Still, some of them must be following their dreams, otherwise the circuses won't be around.
Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.