Just celebrated a birthday this week.
I was chatting with a client and I told him how old I was.
His immediate reaction was…
“Boy I wish I’d started in business earlier.”
He’s about 15 years older than me.
But we both got started in business around the same time.
Then he thought about it a little more and said…
“Actually, if I had started earlier, I wouldn’t have been the expert I am today…”
It’s easy to look at your journey in business and feel like you’ve taken a
long and winding path to get to where you are today.
But the truth is, we’ve ALL taken a long and winding path.
They’re just different paths.
I spent the formative years of my career as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young.
Not exactly a skill set that I’m directly using in my work today.
But the truth is, that experience has shaped who I am today.
Without out, I’d be a different person.
So the lesson I’m learning on my birthday is…
OWN YOUR JOURNEY
The past is the past.
It had to be that way.
And you can’t change it.
Focus on what comes next.
Because the decisions you make today will determine where you end up tomorrow.
BTW, not going to tell you how old I am. But feel free to guess, that’s always fun 😉