Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Thirties and Beyond

“We spend most of our twenties discovering all of the hundreds of things we can be. But as we mature into our thirties, we begin to discover all of the things we will never be. The challenge for us as we reach our forties and beyond is to put it all together-to know our capabilities and recognize our limitations-and become the best we can be.”
-Catherin B. Ahles

Being 3 years in my thirties, I'm becoming increasingly aware of my own limitations.
When you're young the world is yours to conquer: Everybody tells you to reach for the stars and that everything is possible (it is). After you reach a certain point in life, however, some doors are starting to close on you.
At 30 years old, for example, is not exactly the time for me to be training for the NHL. That train has left the station and I missed it (if it would of been a dream of mine).

We've often heard people saying that it takes 10 000 hours to master something. Since we only have a limited amount of "10 000 hours" in our lives, and our bodies decays over time, we have to plan according to these limitations.

"Gaining knowledge is what makes growing old worth it"
- Jiraiya Sensei

While I may not be as energetic, in my early thirties, as I was in my early twenties - I am definitely smarter. What ever goals I have for the rest of my life needs to take this into consideration. The same goes for your goals.

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