Is age really just a number?It can be two numbers or three.Although the latter is harder to come across with the lifestyles that we enjoy.The saying is meant to imply that age cannot and should not limit man’s boundless capabilities.You can have your big break at 18 or 56,you can own your company at 23 or 47.You can achieve your greatest dream at 25 or at age 90.The numbers are just supposed to motivate us to race against a non-tiring,soul deprived and a forever living ghost,death.
Mortality is the greatest code ever created by the greatest programmer ever.This is what makes a man determined to make their dreams come true and leave behind a legacy.Had we been immortal, then achievements would not be as stressful as they are because you can wait for your big break or opportunity till you are maybe 993 years old.However, as it stands, no one has cracked the mortality code and found its remedy.Therefore, our time alive is limited and we have to make most use of it.
One of the most important ages in our lives is the twenties.I would go as far as saying that it is the most important part of our short lives.It provides a pathway from teenage confusion to eventually a serious planning of the future.With it,comes an opportunity to transform a previously bleak and small minded individual to see the world and life from a different perspective.As teenagers most of us were just spectators to life and all its events,but in your twenties just being a fan would not be enough.
Turning 20 is fun at the beginning, finally leaving teenage behind and starting a new journey.Similar to raising a child,adulthood does not come with a manual providing guidance during every step of the way.Mistakes are common during these early stages and they should be welcomed.Mistakes are supposed to be stepping stones for success and not a path to failure.The most important part of it all is our reaction to failures during this period of our life.Mistakes are part of the learning curve and should be embraced.They are free lessons.
How you start a race is important but the manner in which you finish it is more critical.One can begin a race tumbling but can end up leading in the end.The first five years of our twenties form the foundation of our adulthood.People have different definitions of success and different paths to success.There are lots of variabilities when it comes to success but they can be turned into constants by doing something about them while we can.Changes are inevitable whether positive or negative but the individual who turned twenty should be different from the one turning thirty.In this case, it does not become cooler as you go up.Responsibilities become more and hence the next phase of your life requires a different version of you.
During your twenties, distractions are at the maximum.Life goals change during this period of life and distractions should be kept at bay by complete focus and discipline.Discipline is fundamental during this phase.Do not waste your twenties.Focus and stay disciplined.
The path to whatever your notion of success is will likely not be linear. Don’t take continuous personal growth for granted. Just because you’re older doesn’t necessarily mean you’re wiser. Your 20s will be full of failures — let them happen and learn as you go.”