I wrote these two specific excuses as examples because I have used them numerous times in my life. I knew at age 17 that I wanted a career singing to kids in camps, libraries and schools, and to senior adults wherever they gathered or lived. I didn't start doing either on a regular basis until my late 40's. I may have been 48. I'll be 60 my next birthday. That's a lot of years not doing what I wanted to do.
The title of the book is "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity." The author is Julia Cameron.
I'm working slowly (on purpose) through this book, and I am finding it to be very helpful as I endeavor to work through a bit of "creativity block" in my life at the present time. I've put off doing a couple of things musically over the years for the reasons I listed above. This book is helping me to slowly reform my thoughts. I am journaling again most everyday thanks to the suggestions Julia Cameron offers in the book. That was worth the price of purchase for me alone.
I think I got the book for around $11 from Amazon.com. I believe it costs $17 at Barnes & Noble. If you are a creative at heart, then this book might be of benefit to you.
God's grace, and good books, still amaze me . . . ><>