There is no expiration to your dreams! You often hear people saying things like I want to be married by 25, I’m too old to study or I want to achieve this and that by 30.

Setting success goals based on your age not only causes unnecessary stress and likely leads to disappointment, but it also instills in us the belief that we should wait to be happy rather than living in the moment and being grateful for what we have. 

The idea that our lives will all come together one day once we have a house, stable finances, possibly married, possibly have children, and that only then will we be able to relax and think, “I have a great life,” only reinforces negative thinking about your current life, which is most likely, pretty great.

There is no age limit for achieving goals.

Age-Based Goals = Dissapointment

We set ourselves up for disappointment when we create expectations that are assigned to certain ages.

Age-based Goals
  1. Setting reasonable goals. Set goals based on where you are in life, because if it’s not reasonable it’s a wish, not a goal.
  2. Starting with a couple of [reasonable] goals. Rome wasn’t built in a day. You don’t have to tackle everything at the same time.
  3. Giving yourself grace when you don’t meet your goals. Life happens and things don’t always go according to plan.
  4. Removing age limitations from your goals. Don’t use the number, just have your goal.

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