A Special Chance for You if You’re under 30
The opportunity I’m going to talk about really applies to everyone, regardless of age, but really it applies to anyone under the age of 30 more than any other age group. Before I reveal this special opportunity, I’m going to review some facts that you are probably well aware of…
“30 is the new 20!”…ever heard that one before? What does that really mean? While its meaning is open to interpretation, in essence, it means that society now expects you to take an extra ten years to grow up! How pathetic is that?!? Have you noticed how so many 20-somthings are nothing more than over-sized high schoolers? I’m not just talking about intellect or maturity, but I’m talking about initiative, drive, long-term thinking, work ethic, discipline, and the willingness to act in consideration of life “tomorrow.”
So what does all this mean? It means that my generation (I’m 26 years old) is in large part a bunch of losers! Yes, I did just say that. By and large, people today from age 18 – 30 years are largely and almost solely concerned with happy hour, getting drunk, getting laid, having a good time, the next party, the next day off from work, and vacation. I realize that I’m stereo-typing a lot of people, but my point remains the same. My point is not to rail against this kind of living and thought process (although there is a place for that), but rather to show you the opportunity that this phenomena brings to those of us in our 20’s who are willing to put forth a little extra effort in any/every area of our lives.
It’s all about competition – dating, getting a job, starting a business, getting a promotion, growing your business – if you’re going to get ahead in any of those areas, then you’ve got to “be better” or otherwise set yourself apart from your competition. This is “survival of the fittest” in the market place. Makes sense, right? Like it or not, it is reality.
You have two choices:
1) Succumb to this new low expectation that society has for you and just “live for the moment”…”eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow you may die,” or to put it in a more popular phrase, “Dude, chill out. Ya can’t work your life away.” Does this sound familiar?
2) Take advantage of the fact that your competition has never and never will be easier to beat or surpass. More to the point, consistently put forth extra effort in all areas of your life (financial, career, personal, fitness, spiritual, and intellectual) while the majority of people our age are putting for a little (or a lot) less effort in all these areas, and by osmosis, you will rise above the crowds. You will get the promotion, the better job, more customers, a bigger/better business…etc.
So why bother? Why not just “go with the flow” and follow the crowd? Why not just “take it easy” and let tomorrow take care of itself? Well, if you have no desire to get ahead in life, then by all means, just “go with the flow,” but if you want to get ahead in any area of life, what I am proposing is a sure and proven recipe to do just that.
Make no mistake about it I am NOT talking about how to be average, normal, or just like everyone else. Far from it! By very definition, being above average is abnormal. I’m talking about obtaining success. I’m talking about a recipe to get more out of life and accomplish more than society expects you to do. I love the phrase, “Observe the masses and do the opposite.” What simple yet profound advice for anyone who wants to get ahead, achieve more, or beat the odds.
But maybe being an over-achiever isn’t for you. Maybe being “comfortable” is more your style. Maybe you just want to blend in with the crowd. Maybe you just want to fulfill the expectations given to you by society. Although there is certainly a solid argument against such mentalities, for the purpose of this article, I’m not even saying that such thinking is wrong or even less-good than what I’m recommending. However, if that’s how you’re going to live, you will live your entire life being passed and surpassed by those who have simply decided to consistently put forth a little bit extra effort in life. The choice is yours.
To your Success,