Why I no longer attach age to achievements

This is something I have been battling with especially as someone who’s very ambitious and loves to plan the way I would like certain things to go. I came to the realisation that a lot of my problems were stemming from the fact that I kept attaching achievements to my age and I will no longer be doing so for my sanity. Point. Blank….


When I was younger, I used to think I’ll do this, do that, and then I’ll be living the life I dreamt of with the perfect job, perfect spouse and maybe 2 or 3 kids running around by a certain age. To be fair, someone’s reality is probably exactly how they pictured it by a certain age as I type but you shouldn’t beat yourself up over it if things don’t go as accordingly for you.

Don’t get me wrong though, I believe It’s good to be ambitious and set certain time related milestones for yourself as it gives you a sense of direction. However, I think it’s also very important to understand that life will take its own course. It may be the course you want it to take or a completely different course but I can promise you life will do its own thing so relax your nerves and keep it moving if things aren’t going the way you want them to by a certain age.

Also, times are now completely different and we are in a completely different era. In our parents’ time, they may have achieved or acquired things a lot earlier than we’re doing and that’s fine. What we all need to understand is that everyone is on a completely different journey so comparing your journey to someone else’s doesn’t even make sense.

Last but not the least, we cannot predict the future. I believe the unprecedented times we’re in shows us that very well. What we can do rather than beating ourselves up when things don’t work out is adjust our plans as life goes on and tailor it to our current circumstances.

I want to end this with you guys on a positive note that as long as you’re actively working towards your goals, you’re bound to achieve them so let’s keep going.


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8 thoughts on “Why I no longer attach age to achievements”

  1. This post is so real! I think we all get so caught up in the idea of having an age that your life “has” to be a certain way when the truth is your life is your life and no one should be judging how and when you do anything as long as you’re happy and satisfied with how it’s going. And if you’re not, only you can make the changes. Until then, just enjoy life to the fullest, especially these days! I enjoyed reading your post! ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time out to read! I’m glad you enjoyed it and honestly everything you’ve just mentioned is exactly what I mean! It’s so easy to get caught up in all the planning etc but at the end of the day life will still do it’s own thing!

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  2. Awwww I love this!! It’s great to have goals but we shouldn’t allow those goals to overpower our thoughts. Embracing every moment that we have on this earth is a much better way to make the most of it. When we let go, things happen better than we expected. I remember wanting to write a book for so long and being so frustrated that the pieces weren’t coming together as fast as I wanted. Well over 15 years later, I released my first book in 2019 called “Dividends Are a Queen’s Best Friend “. This book idea was NOT within my plan but it became a best-selling book for stock market investing because it combined every experience I had leading up to that moment into a book that not only shower women how to invest and earn another stream of income but how to get over their deepest fears and live a life on their terms. Now I understand the idea of working toward a goal but not being fixed on a specific outcome.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time out to read and I’m glad you love it! And absolutely it’s not worth it mentally to let it overpower your thoughts

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  3. So true! I definitely think comparison can lead to us feeling as if we need to be at a certain stage at a certain time but honestly, life really isn’t a race. Thanks for this 🙌

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