You age yourself more by worrying about what you should have or could have achieved by a certain age. Achievements don’t have age limits – you either do it or you don’t.
It doesn’t matter when you did it, it just matters that you did it.
Stop believing that you need to have a wife and kids by 30, that you should make this much money by this age, that you should have a degree by now, that you should be driving this type of car by now etc. As a generation we’ve engulfed ourselves in the flames of possibilities and unrealistic timelines. We apply insuperable pressure to our lives by always believing that we’ve fallen short thus even when we complete one task, we’re off to the next. We don’t take the time to relish in the afterglow of our achievements because we are addicted to the on-go-mentality and constant movement.
Standing still apparently places you in a torpid state but au contraire. Rest is imperative. If you don’t take the time out to pause and reflect on how far you’ve come, does any of it matter, if you keep moving the finish line? Age can feel like such a burden at times, when you’ve swaddled your mind firmly around all the coulda-woulda-shoulda’s without bathing in the now, smiling at it, loving on it. You used to pray for times like this and now you want God or the Universe to give you more when you don’t appreciate what you already have. Gluttony is a leech like parasite that can attach itself to your subconscious and throughout life you overindulge thinking that you’ve developed a success habit when in truth its a deep-rooted manifestation of your insecurities.
Who cares if you didn’t start your business until you were 50? Who cares if you didn’t get your bachelor’s degree until you were 38? Who cares if you didn’t have a baby by 35? Who cares? You do and that’s the problem. Don’t let age cripple you – just do it. Whenever it gets done, doesn’t matter, it matters that you started and that you finished.
One more time for those in the back.
Whenever it gets done, doesn’t matter, it matters that you started and that you finished.
When you release the bondage of age, a freedom will sweep over you and you owe it to yourself. The whole purpose of starting something is to finish it, so be proud of yourself when you’ve completed a task. Take the time out to focus on the fact that you did it. Even if it took you five years to write that book, it doesn’t matter – you finished writing it. It might’ve taken you 10 weeks to finish that painting, it doesn’t matter – you finished it. The point is that you finished and that’s what you should be focusing on, not the age that you did it by but the fact that it’s done, it’s complete, you can check it off. Celebrate that, you deserve it!
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