A writer once wrote, “once you are 27, the sad truth is your value depreciates”. I have never read or seen any write up as myopic and misleading as this. I think this notion is informed from the ideology that 30 years is the timeline for success, in as much as it is important to set your goals and arrive at it early, one should put in to consideration that everyone operates in his own timeline; therefore, no one should be copied.

You don’t need to be hard on yourself rather be hard on your course, your life begins exactly when you say so. Don’t allow depression set in just because you think your are not young enough to make it in life, a lot of successful people didn’t exactly make it so young; the famous Taraji P. Henson started her acting career at the age of 26 and now she is a force to reckon with in Hollywood and let’s not forget Africa’s most successful blogger Linda Ikeji of course became a mother at 38.

When you find yourself at this age bracket and it seems that the society is against you, that is the time you have to continue to push through, a continuous time to self develop yourself professionally, psychologically and emotionally. The question of self pity does not arrive; your dedication and focus should not be negotiated at this time.

Whatever your dreams are, keep pushing regardless of your age. A balanced and  positive disposition towards resilience, focus, self discipline and dedication should not be gambled with. Always take risk in the hope of a favourable outcome.

Yes! getting your Master’s degree at 22 is great, being married at 32 and starting a family is just as awesome, getting your dream breakthrough in your chosen  career at 36 is beautiful. Do not allow anyone pressure you into their timeline, everyone is not wired to achieve success at the same age. So, be you! And stay consistent to your course then the world will adjust.

 

This article was written by Vivian Onuchukwu; connect with her on IG here

61 Comments

  • Valerie says:

    Exactly my point..but no one dares n cares to listen..
    Nice write up!!!
    *applaudes*

  • SammiE says:

    Brilliant Piece! Well-articulated and thanks for been able to capture my attention to painstakingly read it till the end.

  • SammiE says:

    Brilliant Piece! Well-articulated and thanks for been able to capture my attention to painstakingly read it till the end.

  • Atewologun samuel kayode says:

    You got this Right, people should think straight and see the difference…. weldone Onuchukwu Vivian this is well placed.

  • olatoke damilare says:

    beautiful piece

  • Micheal Emeka says:

    I give my affirmation to the content of this piece. It is truly timely and absolutely captures my philosophy.

    I have come to realize that two things make us humans, we exist in;
    SPACE and TIME.

    Young people must have a mastery of these rudiments. I have my own SPACE within which I will succeed and I have my own TIME to succeed. Every on has their own SPACE and TIME.

    Thank you so much our writer, for this RE-AWEKENING.

  • Marcus yemisi says:

    Wow!
    This piece is so apt and it seemed like you were literally referring to me.
    Well done.

  • Feranmi Omoniyi says:

    You aging doesn’t mean you should ever give up on your dreams. This is an awesome write up. Really inspiring. Love, love, love it!!!

  • Bartholomew anaeme says:

    Very nice inspiring write up you are so much creative

  • Vivian odili says:

    Nice one.. this is indeed the truth

  • Adeola says:

    This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • ogunleye damilola tosin says:

    this is the truth of the matter, it is never too late to make it, nice write up and more wisdom in Jesus name…

  • Hon. Yayin says:

    Hmm true talk

  • Sophia says:

    Amazing speech,the society made me believe I was running out of time on being accomplished, especially as females,everyone expects us to get married before 30, build a home and a career altogether. Sometimes it breaks me apart. i know success is best attained young but we should be given a break. I had set my life on a timer, and with each passing day,i was beating myself hard for not getting to the point I had mapped out for myself. This article is indeed an eye opener, so I’m just going to take it one step at a time and keep pushing until I attain success,not minding when.

  • Jummie says:

    Well said! Life is indeed an individual race.

  • Hmmmm its very true…Kudos to the writer.

  • Really on point.
    This is so so basehigh😁
    That your mates are ceos now doesn’t mean you will be a CEO now.
    Everybody has his own unique time.
    Great piece Vivi😊

  • Kemmie says:

    Amazing piece! People should not live their lives dwelling on other’s achievements. It is never too early nor too late to act on your dreams. Cos’ fact is, the race is not always to the swift but to those who persist.

  • Meenah says:

    This is really nice and beyond just a write up
    Thumbs up girl

  • vivian jacob says:

    you nailed it,i thought am the only one who thinks this way and one of the point i understood better was “every one has different race,destiny differs and one will achieve success at its appointed time.so dont be in a rush just stay put with a positive mind set and wait for your time.nice write up name sake😍

  • Jennifer says:

    This is a PHENOMENAL article. Truly well written and researched. This article really helped to fill in the gaps on a few things and reinforce others.Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

  • Maja says:

    Nice write up/article…really commend your effort on putting this beautiful piece together. Its like an eye opener for those running on someone else’s pace,it gives bad energy and vibe doing so.. But really having all those thoughts makes us human, fear of the unknown is quite worrysome.being hard on oneself isn’t a bad thing thou,i do that alot, rather i use it as an avenue to ginger my self to getting things done in a right manner. (Legally). God bless you dear for coming up with this,, so direct and factual.

  • Vivian says:

    I gat speak pidgin omo this think make madt sense. Chop some accolades 👍

  • Vivian says:

    I gat speak pidgin omo this thing make madt sense. Chop some accolades 👍

  • Maja says:

    Firstly, i really need to commend the writer of this article/write up.so direct and factual. One thing i believe we all should jettison as youth is Our attitude of running on someone else’s pace.wait for your time, success doesnt have a stipulated deadline..God bless us all.

  • Ifeanyi says:

    A very nice article. We just have to understand that we all are different beings with different life to live. When we start measuring our lives with other people’s around us, we might not get the best out of ourselves. We have to be ourselves and nothing more.

  • Chibuzor says:

    Good writeup and well articulated weldone however most pressures on young people come from young people.many nigerian youths are deceptive and living a show off lifestyles on social media.they pose behind someone else’s car or apartments take pictures and post on social media and put undue pressures on others.
    A lot more preaching should be done to promote sincerity and good values amongst the youths, that way undue pressures will be reduced on the less mature minds,its also important that alot more people should discover themselves and be more self aware.

  • Mr solution says:

    Nice article… There is time for everyone’s dream to come through work Hard on archiving yours and don’t waste your time on copy other people’s dream or carrer..

    Vivi you made a vary analysed piont..
    Keep motivating..don’t stop.

  • Odom uchechi says:

    Am so blessed with this write up dear…u sait it all…..thumb up for Darling

  • Matilda says:

    Great write up Vivian.
    I remember growing up with my siblings and how chores were assigned in my family based on each gender role. It is so bad that society has distinctively laid out these roles (gender roles) and as a woman it is expected that when you get to a marriageable age, you get married and start managing a home. When this is not achieve, you are perceived as a FAILURE. As women the society expect us to function based on our BIOLOGICAL CLOCK, instead of the REAL TIME of life. The internet and Social media are some of the best innovations achieve by humans in positive ways but the negative aspect can’t not be taken away from it. Youths now tend to live fake lives in Social media and in competition with each other. Success should not be measured or determine base on ones biological clock, social media,age, accomplishments, fake life etc. True success comes when an individual is fully ready to embrace his or her strength and weakness with a positive attitude in play.
    I think this malady call ‘DEPRESSION’ is a nightmare that has gradually creep into our African culture over night. For me, this is serious threat that need to be given serious attention to and eradicated from our society. We don’t have to wait for the government to do anything about it, the process can begin with us, by showing that extra care, concern, interest and love to the people around us ( family members, church members, colleagues, friends etc.). Depression is a malady that does not show in the face. A person and be depressed and suffering inside with a smile on his or her face. Depression does not discriminates, it knows no bound, it can happen to anybody (the rich, the poor, tall, short, black, white, etc.). We are all affected one way or the other ( you might have a friend, a family member, a colleague who is suffering from it). It is high time we embrace or retrace our track back to our culture or tradition of ‘UBUNTU'( I am because we are).

  • buchi says:

    very nice one dear nd i really love d inspiration in it

  • OSENI MANAF says:

    Nice write up.

    Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

    Life is not always perfect.. there is always a possibility for a problem.

    The problem is not the end but it’s the beginning of a different life.

    If you fail, Never give up F.A.I.L means ” First Attempt in Learning
    ” End is not the end, in fact E.N.D means “Effort Never Dies”. If you get no as an answer, Remember N.O Means “Next Opportunity ” So let’s be positive.

    Take all rist cause you don’t know the last chance.

  • OSENI MANAF says:

    Nice write up!!
    Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

    Life is not always perfect.. there is always a possibility for a problem.

    The problem is not the end but it’s the beginning of a different life.

    If you fail, Never give up F.A.I.L means ” First Attempt in Learning
    ” End is not the end, in fact E.N.D means “Effort Never Dies”. If you get no as an answer, Remember N.O Means “Next Opportunity ” So let’s be positive.

    Take all rist cause you don’t know the last chance.thumb up… don’t stop.

  • Chinwendu Onuchukwu says:

    Nice article .am inspired

  • Susan says:

    Wow…nice read

  • Niffy says:

    True talk.. Nice write up!

  • Ezeh Godfrey says:

    Such an amazing article. It’s simply the truth, however our society continues to feed the female folks depressive lies. Keep it up dear

  • Nice write up… Life is in different phases and everyone has a different script.. God has a different story for every individual and you can’t afford to be a cast in another man’s story. Follow your own path and stop letting your age decide what scene you are acting out.. Remember, God is no respecter of age or the timing of the world.. Time and chance happens to us all. Nice job..

  • FUNMI says:

    Nice write up, Quite inspiring… What works for A might not work for B. There’s time for everyone.

  • Becky Zino says:

    Exactly what I always tell people. Nice write up.

  • Nice one, quite inspiring, informing and educating. Keep it up!

  • blezn Tom says:

    wonderful nd inspirational write up

  • blezn Tom says:

    Dis is wonderful and inspirational..kip it up

  • blezn Tom says:

    Dis writeup is very inspirational nd motivational thumbs up..

  • Kate says:

    Nice piece am so inspired,keep it up

  • Oluwatosin Adegbemila says:

    Nice motivation….. Keep it up

  • Ikenna says:

    Nice write up…we all have our individual path to follow.

  • Richard olofin says:

    Inspiring talk

  • Really this is only but encouraging considering the (West African) environment one finds him/herself. An average youth in the late twenties that cannot boast of about fifties of thousands of his/her country’s currency is considered hopeless.

  • Austine okoye says:

    Fantastic,write up,

  • Ofor Obianuju says:

    Wonderful write-up. Cool.

  • Ifeyinwa Chioma says:

    Wonderful write up. U hit the nail at the point. U r amazing, keep it up, u will go places oo

  • Ifeyinwa Chioma says:

    Wonderful write -up. U hit the nail at the point.
    U r amazing, keep it up, u will go places ooo

  • Bstudiox says:

    😍Superlative…. 👌Thumbs up…I love this article…sometimes I tell people don’t allow someone else to rush ur timeline, I can remember when Alibaba started according to his history but see him now , he is not just a millionaire but a Multimillionaire…. God bless you love for this article…

  • Patrick says:

    Operate at your own timeline. A wonderful piece.

  • Mr splendid says:

    Nice write up,

  • K.plapzy says:

    I must confessed this write up has really nailed it, I am sure it would open the eyes of different categories of people. Life don’t give you the way you expect it atimes

  • Kayode says:

    Nice writeup.

  • Cornade says:

    This is a very good article, well done for the job well done Viv.

  • Champsdre says:

    Age does not define you. Define yourself and discover purpose. Lovely write up from VIVI. What a good wake up call piece

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