I wanted to share an excerpt from an article written by marketer Tony Vlahos, because I thought you’d find it inspiring – I know I did!

When you’re very young:

You wonder, “What exciting thing is going to happen today?”
You experiment.
You imagine.
You’re brimming with crazy energy.

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When you’re young to something:

You have a vision that’s beyond your station.
You raise new questions and new possibilities.
You don’t know exactly your future, but you want to be great at it and make a mark.
Your courage to fulfill your vision comes from passion, not position.

You become old to something when you:

Spend your time telling it like it used to be.
Convince yourself it’s too late to learn.
Convince yourself you have nothing new to teach anyone.
Forget all the other ages you’ve been.

Staying old when you know you shouldn’t is the easy choice…challenging your resistance to become young again is hard. It takes planning, persistence, sacrifice and courage…and the love of the work and the joyous possibility of becoming young to something once more.