This is an idea that we see time and again. We tell ourselves that we are too old or too young to try something new. It can go beyond the age, but this feels somehow more limiting. Age is, after all, something seemingly objective. But in reality, age is nothing but a number, and we should not let it limit us too much.
Starting with a negative mindset is likely to increase the chances of failure. You might never be able to achieve things not because you are incapable, but because you think you can’t do this. It’s not your age that’s limiting you, it’s your idea that it will.
Your mindset can be the biggest obstacle on your path. It will change your attitude completely.
When you feel you are not able to do something, every single thing seems to come as a sign to quit. Each obstacle appears as a mark that you are in the wrong path, so you are more likely to give up soon after starting.
However, any journey will have its own obstacles. These are a normal part of your road to a better you, better skills, or any other goals you want to achieve.
When you come in with the idea that it’s too late or too early for you, you are not, in fact, constrained by your age, at least, not in most situation. You are more constrained by your own mindset and ideas.
Instead, focus on how much you can do. Don’t set boundaries for yourself, especially not before you have even started trying. Your mindset is by far the biggest obstacle you are likely to face.
Focus on the positives: on your potential, your willingness to put in the work and the effort, and so on. This will help you see the obstacles as challenges or as learning opportunities that will allow you to get better and grow.
If you want to try something, approach it with an open mind and leave your preconceived ideas behind. Allow yourself to just do it without worrying that you have failed before you started. Keep a positive, constructive mindset, as this can make all the difference.
Forget about your age. It rarely matters as much as you think it will. Focus instead on the truly important things. This can help you succeed on your journey.
“It’s never too late to be great.”