Would we feel more motivated to accomplish greater things if age didn’t play a huge factor?
As soon as we were born, society had already implemented restrictions and guidelines upon us based on physical age. Then, there are others, the unwritten but spoken “terms of age” that confuse me to no end…
Why must someone have to obtain a certain degree at a young age? Or question why there are some still in school at an elderly age? Why do some people stress over getting married young? Or old? Or finding that life partner by age X? Why is it surprising that 30+-year-olds still enjoy their time at Disneyland or that 12-year-olds can enjoy reading a book at the park?
Why is success defined by how much one has achieved at age X?
For a long time, I had a similar mindset to those who wanted to achieve things at a certain age in life…
I wanted a driver’s license at 16. I wanted that high school diploma at 18 and a college diploma at 21. I wanted to be married at 22 and have my first child before 30. I wanted to live on my own at 18 and have a name for myself at 25.
With the unpredictability of life, I got my license by 18. I earned my high school diploma at 17, and college diplomas by 20 and 25. I am still not married and have zero kids. I’ve lived on my own since I was 20 years old.
The name I have for myself may not be what I originally planned, but it doesn’t mean I still can’t get there. And right now, I am perfectly fine with being –
An entrepreneur. A creative. A seeker. A believer. A force. In today’s terms – a boss babe.
These alone remind me that no matter what age I am, as long as I believe in myself and focus on my goals, I will always reach them, and not always in the time frame that I originally wanted to get them.
I am not too old to accomplish my life goals. I am not too young to understand what I am capable of.
I’m not moving too fast. Nor am I moving too slow. I am where I need to be in order to get to where I want to be.
An age…it’s a legally documented piece of information needed mainly for safety and health purposes. Other than that, I feel that we shouldn’t allow it to deter us from fulfilling any dream and goal of ours. We shouldn’t allow it to limit our access to the world and everything it has to offer.
We shouldn’t allow it to live for us.
As someone once said – our age is the youngest we’ll ever be and the oldest we’ll ever get. So, while we are living our purest yet wisest moments, let’s live them to the fullest.
Let’s live to have that future that was once an ocean away from us, right at the tips of our fingers.