You are young, you have dreams, you are a musician, you are painter, artist, designer, you are an entrepreneur or aspire to be. You are a thinker with very big ideas and crazy ones, You imagine a world in which you make your impact on society, country and the whole generation. You think you are smart enough to go on by your own. But people usually put you down because you belong to the age bracket of 24 – 28 or 29.
Well lets just get some things very straight. There is something about you that the more experienced often ignore and usually dont take advantage of, is you “PASSION”, as Simon said it best
“Passion is a valuable currency. Some are rich with it and some poor. Some trade it in over the course of their careers only to be left at the end of their lives with a big house and a fast car but no more passion. The youth, low on experience, are often rich in passion. More importantly, it is their passion that provides the necessary capital required to make the kind of progress that the financially rich can only look upon and drool.”
Steve Jobs was 21 when he founded Apple. Mark Zuckerberg was 20 when he started Facebook. Michael Dell was 20 when his company built its first computer, Bill Gates was 20 when Microsoft became Microsoft. Larry Page and Sergey Brin were 25 when they founded Google and Richard Branson was only 22 when he opened Virgin Records. Everyone on this list was low on experience and even lower on cash when they started. All they had was an intense passion to pursue their visions and an ability inspire others to join them in their pursuit.
Yet there is another side to the story as well, the truth is, chasing your dreams is far from easy. But dreams have a way of grinding and making you the person worthy of them. The key is to begin your evolution. If it’s a dead end job, get off get out. Start the journey, because even if the road is long, you’ll be a whole lot closer starting now then if you do it tomorrow. Start chasing your dream today.