I see people often ask questions like: Can I start writing at 40? Can I build muscle at 40? Can one learn Spanish after 40? Wait a minute!. I am going to make it easier for you right away: 40 is nothing special.
Says a person that’s almost 40. If you have anxiety that at 40 you be feeling old, I can assure you, you will feel as old as when you were 30. It’s a mindset, not reality.
Age doesn’t matter when we start doing anything new. It’s our perspective we have for ourselves. Making our age an excuse for not starting writing is just a way to justify our procrastination.
Try to see it positively. You can definitely become a writer in your 5th decade and that is going to be amazing. Sharing all the experiences and knowledge you’ve gained through the years will make you both original and valuable to your audience.
Can you imagine the effect of sharing the experiences and values your parents passed on to you, in their genuine form, shared by them?
Age is often used as an excuse to hold us back from pursuing our dreams and trying new things. But the truth is, it’s never too late to start something new. In fact, being older can even give you an advantage, as you have more life experience and wisdom to draw from.
Whether it’s writing, building muscle, or learning a new language, the key to success is to focus on your mindset and attitude. Rather than thinking about your age as a limitation, think of it as an asset. Embrace the unique perspective that comes with being older, and use it to create something truly valuable and original.
Starting something new can be intimidating, especially if you’re not used to putting yourself out there. But the rewards are well worth the effort. By taking a chance and pursuing your passions, you’ll not only find greater fulfillment in your life, but you’ll also inspire others to do the same.
So don’t let your age hold you back from pursuing your dreams. Instead, use it as a motivator to push yourself even further. You never know what amazing things you might achieve in your fifth decade and beyond.
All you need to do is: sit down, relax and start writing.