Yep I thought the same….at 27 (cue eye roll).
I’m too old to go back to the beginning.
I’m too old to go back to uni.
I’m too old to “start again”.
And this is what I hear from you guys, the ones who want/need a change, who want/need more purpose, who want/need more fulfilment.
Change is wanted/needed but you don’t make it happen….because you are “too old”.
If you are thinking this, let me ask you two questions:
In a year’s time – how old will you be if you DON’T make that change?
Now in a years time – how old will you be if you DO make the change?
The point is, whether you do or don’t change your career in a years time you will still be the same age, time will still pass at the same rate, so the sooner you make the change, the sooner you will get there.
But still feel held back? Ask yourself these questions:‘Who’ is telling you you are too old? Who is influencing this thought?
Most of you reading this will be well below retirement age, you have years left of your work, so look at the facts, are you really “too old”?
What is age is the tipping point of being ‘too old’?
Is your age a reflection of your skill sets or experiences?
Consider these questions and then consider if you best friend told you they really want to change their career path but think they’re too old – what would you tell them?