Using Your Age to Your Advantage
When I was twenty-eight I got divorced, lost my job, was in debt and had to move back in with my parents. I was lost. I thought my life was over; I felt so old and like I had lost in the game of life. I could not see how I could get out of this situation to simply survive, let alone succeed.
I remember bumping into an acquaintance while out for coffee at this time. They knew my situation and could tell from looking at me that I was struggling. They did not do anything I think they would consider massively significant, but for me, it changed my life. They told me to simply choose a direction and put one foot in front of the other. It resonated with me very deeply.
I went home and started building my new life.
I moved to a new city, got a job, bought a car, got of out of debt, met my partner, started going back to school and gaining success in a multitude of areas of my life. Basically, I started over at 28 and created something way better than I had lost.
By putting one foot in front of the other and keeping my focus on the future, I built a today that supasses anything I could have created or had in the life that I seemingly lost.
I am almost forty now. I used to think that forty was basically near death and now I see it as barely formed. I still have so much I want to and will do with my life in all aspects and areas.
I also now know if someone told me I had to rebuild my life from scratch, all of it, relationship, career, financial savings, I would not be scared because I know not only would I be fine, I would thrive.
I am always thinking of new opportunities, challenges, and skills I would like to work on.
However, I have noticed some people of the same age starting to say things I simply do not agree with.
I hear people starting to use their age as an excuse; a reason not to evolve, not to get better, or not to address an issue that is clearly hindering them and their life.
I find it exceptionally disappointing when I hear things like this because they are simply not true.