The belief that our window of opportunity has closed is one of the main causes of the anxiety we experience when we feel behind in life, but this isn’t accurate at all.
Here are some insightful queries you should ask yourself if you believe that you are in your “late” stages of life:
- “Am I always learning?”
- “Am I putting enough effort into doing the things that bring me joy?”
- “Am I patient enough to develop the skills that I need in order to be successful in my endeavour?”
These are some other questions to ask yourself each day. You should always ask yourself these questions because the calibre of the questions you ask yourself directly relates to the calibre of your existence.
For the purposes of the narrative, assume that you are 16 years old and attempting to learn how to pedal a bicycle. Without much success, you have already practised for hours on end. While this is going on, you catch a glimpse of other kids your age quickly picking it up. Then you realise that if you had begun learning to ride when you were just 10 years old, you would have fared much better than the rest of the class. This method of thinking, which we refer to as logical reasoning, is the key to success in anything, right?
In other words, getting started early allows you to practise more and advance past the group of novices. That isn’t always the case. All the other things you tried to do and the experiments you conducted along the way in life frequently come back to help you get even better at the primary thing you are attempting. The best performers around the world aren’t those who began practising when they were three years old; rather, they are those who invested years learning about and experimenting with various things.
People who begin to work consistently in a field later in life have a foundation of prior experiences that allow them to be more inventive and flexible than those who have only worked in one field since they were three years old. Since most professions are frequently complex, it is necessary to hire individuals with a variety of backgrounds and adaptability.
After all, getting the juicy worm doesn’t always depend on being an early bird when there is a large flock of them nearby.
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At 64 I feel both fulfilled in that I am learning new things and taking time for joy, and an urgency to get it done before it’s too late. Interesting paradigm
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You are an inspiration for us.
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You are sweet. 😘
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You are too!