If you are trying to make a difference – with whatever you are doing at this moment in your life – do you see age as an advantage or a disadvantage?

Today, in our western society, a common belief is that as we age, our opportunities to make a difference diminish.

Often we rationalize our inertia. We feel we are too old to make a deep impact in the world. We want to make a difference, but can we really make it happen?

We listen to the amazing stories of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. They started working in their garages as teenagers and changed the way we live, with companies they founded before they reached their thirties.

If we are over thirty, it’s easy to think that we missed our chance.

Many of us still keep trying to make a difference – yet, we “shrink” our goals, because we think that it’s too late to aim higher. (more…)