“What do you want to do when you grow up?”
I’m sure you can still here those words echoing in your head…
As a child, we’re asked to answer that famous question time and time again without having a real response to give in return.
Maybe you’re one of the few that found their true calling earlier in life and can now say what you want to do with confidence.
The sad truth is that the vast majority of people are still searching for that dream job or feel as if they already missed out on the opportunity when it presented itself.
If you’re someone who didn’t realize what they wanted to do for a living until later on in life and now feel like it’s too late to act on your dreams, then I’m here to convince you otherwise.
Here are a few words of encouragement that may persuade you to start up that business of yours, despite years of delay.
Why is it that almost every entrepreneur seems to be in the mid-20s age range?
One explanation is that they simply don’t have the same financial obligations that come along with more years under your belt.
Most of these “young folk” simply don’t have to worry about mortgage payments, healthcare costs, or childcare fees… not yet at least. In other words, they have less baggage weighing them down while they chase their dreams.
Contrary to popular belief, age is no barrier to entrepreneurship though.
Sure, you’ve got your own set of responsibilities to interfere with your future business plans, but because of that, you also have the upper hand.
Let me explain…
Yes, many of these twenty-or-so-year-old entrepreneurs are free from the obligations you deal with on a regular basis, but you can use the experience that comes with them to your advantage.
In fact, successful business owners who didn’t get the ball rolling until they were over the age of 30 claim that the work and life experiences they gained before came as a huge benefit.
This absence of naivety can give you the confidence that you need to build lasting relationships and gain commercial knowledge for the sake of whatever endeavors you take on.
Just think of a younger version of yourself compared to who you are now…
Wouldn’t you agree that you’re more mature and in tune with the way the world works than you were back then?
With that said, the opportunity to start your own business has never been better.
Don’t discourage yourself by the years you’ve spent on this earth. Use the work and life experiences you’ve gained during that time to your advantage instead!
After all, age is just a number, right?