No matter which way I say it, it sounds peculiar. Me? No way I can actually be 24. If you don’t know where your life is headed at 23 that’s acceptable because, heck, you just graduated from college, but is at 24?
I know I am being melodramatic because 24 to most seems like a “spring chicken” (I was actually called that today) and to a select few it may seem old, but to me it just seems weird.
I know I have plenty of time to figure out my life and that is exactly what everyone keeps telling me, but I can’t help but wonder if this mindset will lead to me waking up at 50 years old wondering where the time went and accepting that it is almost too late to follow my dreams. But putting a timeframe on success is not a reality.
Age is a number. You can find success at any age. The time is NOW.
At the age of 24 this is how I will pursue my success:
The first step is to find my strengths. Focus on the positive and where I can excel. Combine my passions and strengths- this may sound easy, but I know this is where a lot of self-reflection is necessary.
The second step is to discover how my fears are limiting me. I am going to try Tim Ferriss’ idea of “Fear Setting” from his book The 4-Hour Work Week in hopes that this will help me get past my doubts.
I wish I could say I had a step three, but really my focus will be to work hard and pray even harder.
My idea of success may not be what others would consider succeeding. I know success is a relative concept and lies in the eyes of the person determining it. I won’t stop desiring my idea of success until I can go to bed at night feeling the slightest bit of pride about my accomplishments. Even then I will reach for more.
Today is my birthday. I am 24.