You know what is ok? It’s ok to not to be successful by the time you turn 30. It’s ok not to own the house you live in, not have any kids and not be married by 30. (Although I strongly suggest you get moving on the kids thing, but that’s for another article.) It’s ok to only start figuring out how to actually run your own business after turning 30. It’s ok to aim to be truly successful by the time you’re 40, heck, 50 even. These are the things that I’ve come to realise only after turning 30.
You want a good new years resolution? Here’s one. When someone is trying to tell you a story, something they are proud about, a holiday they planned etc, get them to tell you more about it.
When my wife and I started trying to have a baby, we were really scared. We had a million questions for each other. What were we getting ourselves into? Is this really the right time? What do we buy first? Is our home big enough? How much are school fees? How do you bath a baby? The questions never stopped.
Now that our daughter is 1, the most important thing I’ve realised is every milestone takes time. Time that helps you prepare and adjust for what lies ahead.
I’m not the biggest fan of running anything longer than 10km. I’d much prefer playing a team sport where I can actually compete against others. Running, for the most part is a personal challenge and beating myself at it isn’t fun. However I do it to keep fit and enjoy the company of others – but short distances only! The one thing I do like about running is collecting stats. Runkeeper being my stats keeper of choice.