April 2nd, 2021 | Peaking ages

I remember that I used to jealous of athletes when I was in school. In an age where the rest of us were trying to figure out who we were or what we wanted to do, they had a purpose.

In our teen years, they already had a path and goals. In our early twenties, some of them had a career already, while the rest of us were either working dead end jobs or trying to finish our studies. Again, lost. Not knowing who the fuck we were.

Luckily, I got a vague idea of what I wanted to do, when I was 21.

I thought I wanted to build a unicorn startup. And although I ended up changing path down the way, at least I had a direction.

Took me five years to reach where I wanted to be. And it's always a moving target. But, after all these years, I have a purpose and a path.

Meanwhile, unfortunately, most of my athlete friends from school weren't able to sustain a career in their sports. Either because of injuries. Or lack of circumstance. Or, frankly, lack of talent.

Now, they are going through the phase of wondering who they are and what their purpose is. Just at a different age.

Different classes of people go through different phases, in different times.

Actually, even within the same class, different people peak at different times.

So, we should never compare ourselves with others. Even within our own industry. We all peak at different ages.

One thing I'm happy about is that I've picked a career and path that compounds. I know that the work I'm putting out today is not my peak. Far from it. It's literally dog shit compared to what I'll be doing in ten years.

Entrepreneurs typically peak later in life.


@alexwestco

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