This post was originally published on Quarter For Your Crisis, an online community created to share stories of those who don't think normalcy is an option and who want to actually live and breathe their passions.
Why can't you wake up every day with a passion for your work? Your life? Your contribution to this world? What's stopping you?
That's it. You're the only thing in your own way. Your dreams, your passions, your beliefs - they're all yours to feed or bury. It's never too late.
So you failed before? Good for you.
Seriously - we're not being sarcastic here. Failure is a necessary part of success. It's how we grow. It's how we find out what our talents and skills are, our strengths and weaknesses. It builds our character.
Don't believe us? Then look around. Every successful person out there - no matter what industry, field, or career - has failed at something in their life. Oprah Winfrey. Mark Cuban. Walt Disney.
So why not you?
Age makes no difference.
Do you want to know what the most common age to start one of the top companies in the world is? 35. And if we do our math correctly, that means all of you twenty and thirtysomethings going through this maze we call the quarter-life crisis are right where you need to be. Start small. Do what you love. Make decisions every day that bring you closer and closer to what truly makes you happy.
And for all of you out there shaking your head thinking "psh, well guess that leaves me out!" - Wrong. While 35 may be the average, there are countless examples of successful entrepreneurs at every stage of life. As Funders and Founders says, you're Late Bloomers, not losers.
Still not convinced? Wander over to this visual by Funders and Founders. You can tap each circle on the page to investigate for yourself:
So, what are you waiting for?