Do you have dreams that are being put on the back burner because you think time is running out, or that you aren’t experienced enough? If so, it’s time to drop these excuses. Your age is NOT an excuse to pursuing your dreams.
When it comes to success, age should never be a limiting factor, but unfortunately a lot of people think it is. So much so, that it holds people back from even starting.
Researchers have found that self-perceptions of aging become a self-fulfilling prophecy, in the sense that negative beliefs regarding the aging process lead people to live a reduced quality of life.
No matter what your age is, it is never too late to pursue your dreams. Age is literally just a number. It all comes down to your mindset. In the words of Mark Twain, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
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I’m bringing up this topic because one of my Life Mastery Accelerator program members, named Ben, recently asked me an important question that I think a lot of people struggle with.
“Hey Stefan, I'm 47 and I'm just starting to get it together. I want to start a business online. I'm into personal development. I have a college degree that I'm not using, and I'm also in debt and lonely. What advice would you give an older person like myself? I don’t have as much time, as someone who is in their 20’s or 30’s. I feel like I'm behind on the 8 ball. Any advice would be great.”
Ben, first and foremost, thank you for sharing your story. I'm here to tell you that your age is NOT an excuse to pursuing your dreams. The fact that you said that you “don't have enough time” is just a limiting belief. You have plenty of time.
There are plenty of examples in this world of people who started in their 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s, that went on to be extremely successful. For example, Reid Hoffman was 35 when he co-founded LinkedIn, and Henry Ford was 45 when he created the Model T.
I recommend that you find people who have achieved the same success that you desire. These people are your role models. Put yourself in environments where these people hang out. Go to events and seminars, network, ask questions – anything that will allow you to learn more about the mindset and the strategies that these people employed in order to achieve success.
If you commit to mastering this knowledge, I promise that it will change your story, which in turn will allow you to create the life of your dreams.
Ben, look at your age as an advantage. You have lived so much life! You have more maturity and knowledge at your fingertips than someone who is just starting out, who might be a lot younger than you. You need to look at the wisdom that you already have. Your age is NOT an excuse.
Ultimately, if you want to create an online business and have a passion for self-development, this appears to be a great avenue for you to create a business in. Why not share your story and create epic content online that helps other people who are similar in age to you, with self-development? I guarantee that you can become a role model for others that feel the same way that you do.
You could then be the person that says, “I was a 47-year-old man who was in lost, in debt, and lonely, but was able to overcome all of those challenges by shifting my beliefs”. You could be the person that defied the odds and set a new standard for living.
Ben, I encourage you to take on this challenge because your age is NOT an excuse to pursuing your dreams. If you can shift your beliefs around this story, you will shift your life. Your struggle can become your biggest asset in life. It will allow you to relate and connect with people on a much deeper level because you've been in their shoes and came out the other side, stronger and more powerful than ever before.
Look at your age as an advantage, not as a detriment to your success. Age is merely a number. It’s not an excuse. What are you waiting for? Don’t overthink. Just do! The best time to start creating the life of your dreams is NOW.
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