This is not a post about how I found the fountain of youth on one of my many adventures with my son, but this is a post on how you need to realize your have plenty of time to do all that you want to do.
I personally believe I am going to live to see my teen years again. To give a little bit more context to this, I am 31 years old which basically means I will leave three more lifetimes. I know this may seem a little childish and farfetched, but after having breakfast with one of my good friends, I no longer think I am as crazy as I originally thought.
When I was having breakfast with Gary, he mentioned that his mentor had a similar way of thinking. I was intrigued and he pressed on. The reason why his mentor had this same long tail view of his life was because it literally shifted the way he thought about everything, especially as it related to his career. Since he was planning on living so long, that meant he had plenty of time to do what he was setting out to accomplish. He didn’t have to rush through activities or titles and positions because he had plenty of years left accomplish all he was setting his mind to.
It’s funny really, I have always thought about seeing my teen years again, but it took having a breakfast with a friend and hearing about a fellow crazy person to put my dream into perspective. For so long I have thought that I needed to have it all figured out by my 30’s and start my own company, which I have and it is coming to a close at the end of the year. Me closing down this business is a failure and it is all mine, but I don’t regret it. I have learned quite a bit for the next round and I also have 92 years left to get it right.
We all need to stop rushing through life trying to get to the next phase. What we need to do is find out how and where we can serve and gain as much experience as possible. In becoming this practitioner, it sets us up for our next adventure, whether that is owning our own business or starting a new position.