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Taking a new path will not take as long as you think, say experts. Midlife gives you special strengths.

WHO AMONG US doesn’t harbor fantasies of an alternative life? Maybe we envision embarking on a novel. Or perhaps we harbor hopes of operating a bed and breakfast, or going back to school to study history. As tantalizing as the dream existence might be, for many of us these goals remain in the realm of make-believe. In the experience of life coach Stephen Pollan, coauthor of Second Acts: Creating the Life You Really Want, Building the Career You Truly Desire, the reason people are most likely to shy away from embarking on a dream project is that they feel they are too old. … Back to Article

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