I read a magazine at Chapters (I'm Asian and don't buy magazines when I can read them for free at Chapters) and it said 100 GREATEST INVENTIONS OF MANKIND. The number one invention was the concept of TIME. TIME is completely a manmade construct used for scale and to frame our experience. I thought deeply about time and how people get so stressed out about time and time accessories (like age). I commonly come across people saying it's too late to do this, or their too old/young to do that and I don't believe it. We are just BEINGS on a giant rock revolving around a glowing star floating through space. There is only the here and now and nothing else really exists beyond this very moment. As you are reading this message, we are connected as your mind is riding on my stream of consciousness through this blog site.
It is pretty wild that we get to experience life in this way. We are living in extraordinary times with accelerated advancements in communication, information and shareable ideas but we feel lonely and isolated at the same time. There is this push - pull between our tribal past and our technological cyborg future. We are really on the precipice of a new age and it's such a fascinating duality that we get to experience in this time.
I think many people use time as an excuse to delay or not fulfill their dreams. There is always time to do the things you are passionate about or meet the people you love or challenge yourself to accomplish something you have dreamed of. I know it is about being unafraid to step out and go for it even if your busy you will MAKE TIME for it if it's important enough.
When I was a 22 year old realtor going door to door begging people to sell their homes with me, everyone said I was too young and inexperienced. When I was 25 years old and did my first 52 unit project marketing listing, everyone said I was too young and inexperienced, When I was 30 and with my 26 and 32 year old partners started a real estate agency, everyone said we were too young and inexperienced. When I was 35 and going to a MAGIC THE GATHERING tournament, everyone said I was too old and I needed to grow up.
Age is just a number. It's about effort, intelligence, decisions and follow through.