Here are some quotes I found inspiring from James Altucher via an email that was forwarded to me by my dad:
"The "dues" are when you find your authentic voice. The singing voice that stands out in the world chorus. "Paying the dues" is when you open up that voice to its full range."
"When you find your voice, slow down. There's no rush. Out of six billion people, you're the only one with your voice, your experiences, your ideas, your wisdom. There's no competition to be you."
I'd love to help you find your "voice" on the drums! Get in touch and we can talk about your goals and formulate a plan to help you achieve them...it's never too late to pursue your dreams!