Thursday, April 28, 2011

Baby Faced, Inexperienced or Too Young to Know Better?

Following on from my last post about being too old what about those of your who are far too young to do anything of real merit.

If you’ve read any of my work it’s not hard to discover that I’m a big believer in the fact that you can never be too young to have a go at something.

At 21, if I’d listened to the people who told me I was too young to start my first real estate agency, who knows where I’d be now.

At age 7, do you think Mozart fully grasped how amazing it was that he was writing his first symphony? Doesn’t matter – he did, he didn’t ponder his tiny age.

Shane Gould (superstar and Tasmanian resident) was only 16 when she won three Olympic gold medals and I doubt she gave a hoot to those who said it wasn’t possible.

A 17 year old Joan of Arc led an army to defend her country. Do you think she had time to waste considering whether the army she was meeting would worry about her baby face?

At just 15, LeAnn Rimes won two Grammy awards.

And anyone who’s ever eaten a sumptuous Mrs Fields cookie might be surprised to know that Debbie Fields was just 20 when she started the company.

The old man on our list today at 21 is Fred De-Luca who co-founded a little sandwich company with just $1,000 in his bank account – you might know of Subway?

For a great list of other inspiring youngsters check out BradleyWill’s blog here:

So, instead of asking yourself whether you’re “the right” age to be doing something, how about just asking yourself if your idea is good enough? Are you determined enough? Will you pursue it hard enough? Do you have the right talents on board?

Are you ready?

By Kirsty Dunphey with No comments


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