People in their mid-thirties tend to feel lost and directionless because three decades have passed without having accomplished anything extraordinary. Just like everybody else, they had a specific dream, or at least a vague idea of the goals they want to achieve before getting old. But success didn’t show up. Most of the individuals stuck in this situation live monotonous lives and have lost hope that sooner or later they will do something remarkable.
We constantly hear news about child prodigies and young people who made millions from scratch. Such stories presented on the TV can be very discouraging and can make you feel worthless. However, this article will get you back in good spirits because I will present the simplest path to success and why you should never give up on your goals despite your age.
Change your mindset
In order to debunk the myth that being old limits one’s possibilities to do something great, I made a list of late bloomers who did what some would consider impossible after a certain age.
Neil Armstrong, who was the first person to ever walk on the moon surface, was 38 years old when he was sent to write history. J.K. Rowling, whose books, the Harry Potter series, made her a billionaire, was living off welfare until her early thirties.
Sportsmen and actors make no exception. The misconception that success will never occur if you don’t practice a specific sport from a young age is too deeply rooted in the minds of the majority. Rocky Marciano, the undefeated boxer, has never put the box gloves on until the age of 20. Also, Harrison Ford, whose worldwide fame comes from the role of Han Solo in Star Wars, was a professional carpenter before he was given the first starring film role.
Entrepreneurs are also a great example that one can come up with a revolutionary idea in spite of being old. The inventor of Mc Donald’s, the vastest chain of fast food restaurants on the globe, spent most of his life selling milkshake mixers. At the age of 52 he hit the jackpot.
Coca Cola, Intel, Ford, Walmart, LinkedIn , Sony, Hugo Boss and many other worldwide known brands have been developed by people beyond the age of 30.
You’ve got time
Now that you are up to date with the statistics and you can be entirely sure that age is no impediment for reaching your life goals, let’s see what attitude and routine changes you need to make in order to bring about improvement.
Walking down the long and winding path of success is not for the impatient ones. Planning your next actions carefully is the way to go. Self-doubt is probably the worst enemy that people who face a quarter or mid-life crisis have to deal with. How often do you see people abandoning their life goals because they are afraid to get out of their comfort zones and work hard?
At first glance some obstacles just seem impossible to overcome, but you need to be perseverant. Keep in mind that failure doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the road. It can be a priceless experience if you draw the right conclusions from it. Take attitude and put in more effort into pursuing your goals.
To sum up, don’t let insecurity, fear of failure and society’s opinion ruin your dreams. Underestimating your own strengths and skills is not good for your mental wellbeing. All those people who founded top corporations are the proof that age is not a setback when it comes to becoming successful, so there is no reason why you can’t do it too.