Get a degree by 22 or before.
Choose a career by 24 or before.
Get married by 28 or before.
Retire by 45 or before.
What’s the rush to figure everything out?
We have one life, a long one with enough time to figure everything out with patience and satisfaction of taking the right decisions.
Everyone is in a hurry to do everything because others are doing so. As a society, the time limits have been set by the society and they’re followed like rules.
People often look at Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg who started at 19 or Steve Jobs at 21, yet there are others too, whom we seek inspiration from, who started their journeys at a later time –
Larry Page/Sergey Brin, Google: 25
Jeff Bezos, Amazon: 30
Jack Ma, Alibaba: 34
Reed Hastings, Netflix: 36
Charles Flint, IBM: 61
Colonel Sanders, KFC : 65
There are many inspiring people out there, the point is, everyone has their own journey, their timeline and not everything has to be figured out so soon.
There’s no rush.