Wednesday, February 07, 2007

How old are you?


Why does it matter!

Last week, I shared the perspective of getting older and the limitations that human beings create for themselves as their age increases. But what about the other side.

If age doesn't matter...then why do people judge individuals for their younger age?

Once again, the number of your age does not represent the level of our intelligence, ability, mindset, happiness, or success, yet, people tend to relate age with an increase in intelligence, wisdom, and life challenges.

Although this should be true...it isn't.

The level of your intelligence, wisdom, and success are developed and established through what you have learned from both the experiences and the people that you have been exposed to. If humans actually learned and trusted from those that have walked the same path before them (let alone learned from their own mistakes), they would be that much further ahead in the game of life. and yes, the game of life can be long, hard, and uphill but it can also be shorter, easier, and less steep if you choose to make it that.

Don't let people tell you that you are too young to own a business, to write a book, to provide advice, and to have other dreams that you wish to fulfill. It is not about how old you are, it is about the life that you have lived and the amount you are willing to learn from it. Believe in your ability, stay focused on your vision, and don't let anyone get in the way of that. And if you can get there faster than they did, you are doing your job.

The job of trusting.

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