How 40 Is the New 20

We’re going to talk about how 40 is the new 20. Think about this. People talk about how “When I turn XX age, I’m going to do this or do that.” Here’s the reality. 40 is just a number…it’s not anything beyond that.

People look at their 40s as maybe time to relax and just you know they’ve learned a lot and they’ve grown as individuals and now they can just settle in and keep doing what they’re doing. Here’s a hint. That kind of thought process is called resting on your laurels. When you rest on your laurels you coast on your reputation. It’s about that time that some other young buck has come up behind you and taken your spot. I’ll be damned if that’s ever going to happen to me.

The secret to life is in four words: What do you want? What do you want out of life? What do you want it to say on your headstone? 

One of the mottos I live by is you never arrive. You always have to be getting better. That’s why I firmly believe in education as much as possible. It’s why I share this with you now.

Delatorro McNeal. Follow this guy. Watch this video.

Let’s take this a little bit further. The ball is the task, whatever task you have with your team. Even if you are a single talent company, you have a team. It’s your supporters, it’s the people that believe in you. You work on the task with your teammates to ensure you’re all on the same page to work towards achieving that goal. What is your one goal that you’re focused on? Every action that you have this year should put you towards that goal whatever it might be.

“Time is the fire in which we burn” is a famous quote given to me by Delmore Schwartz.

At the age of 40, we can definitely see both aspects of that spectrum of the hourglass of time if you will. That’s the benefit of being 40. If you’re approaching the age of 40 or even past that age, take a youthful approach. Take on the rest of your life with exuberance, have a strong positive mental attitude and do not let the haters get you down.

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