I read this eye-opening question on Quora (a popular Q&A website) the other day.
There was a guy who asked:
“Is 40 too old to become an real estate investor?”
Many people replied to this question…
… but there was one in particular that SHOCKED me.
Reading just the first part almost made me fall off my chair.
Anyways, here’s this guy’s reply to the question above:
You are too old for this.
Give it up, old man.
Find another job, know your place, go to church on Sundays, kiss your wife on Christmas and chill until your life comes to its expected end…”
Did that hurt?
I bet it did.
Do you know why?
Because you listened to another person’s opinion about you.
Why would the opinion of another person matter to you?
Why would you even care for it?
Do they know you better than yourself?
Do they know what you’re made of?
It blows my mind that 90% of people do little with their lives, yet they feel entitled to give their opinion on how you should live yours.
Because we entitle them.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you ignore what everyone’s been telling you and dig deep down on what you would want to do.
Just remember: “Not taking risks could be the riskiest thing you can do.”
And, it’s a very common trap people over 40 fall into when they want to start something on their own.
They KNOW they want to create their dream life…
… yet shiver at the thought of being judged by their friends, relatives, or people in general.
It’s like they’re waiting for someone to give them permission to finally do what their heart desires.
Well, you know what?
No one will come to your door and tell you to bend at the knee so they can tap you on the shoulder with their sword and annoint you as being READY.
Not gonna happen.
You know what is going to happen?
I give YOU permission. I’m here to tell you that you ARE ready.
And, if you still think you’re “too old” for this…
What about Donald Fisher who co-founded GAP at 41, turning it into $9 billion company?
What about Bernie Marcus who co-founded Home Depot at 50, now reaching $80 billion in yearly sales?
What about Colonel Sanders who founded KFC at 65, then sold it for $16.2 million in today’s money?
And no, I’m not saying you have to be a millionaire to taste success (or KFC’s delicious chicken).
What I AM saying is that it’s NOT too late for you, too. No matter how old you are.
No matter what you have or haven’t done.
So, if you’re going to take one thing away from this post, let it be this:
Not taking risks could be the riskiest thing you do.
On your side,
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