Reminder: Last week, I wrote a post called It Never Gets Easier Than Now. This week I’m featuring responses from people I admire on what’s easier to do when we’re younger.
Karen Watts, partner at book-production firm Lark Productions, writes:
Being creative just for the sake of being creative.
Falling in love.
Getting over failed love.
And Robin Dellabough, also a partner at Lark Productions, writes:
It was easier to choose how to spend money in my 20s because I had no one else to consider. It wasn’t a matter of “should we send the kids to camp or buy a new car” or “go to Europe or invest in my husband’s new business.” More disposable income in a way.
It was easier to spend a lot of time shopping for exquisite ingredients and then spending hours preparing elaborate recipes.
It was easier to travel all over the world. I would work for awhile, save up, and then take off, repeating that pattern between the ages of 17 and 29.
It was easier to change careers. Nothing prevented me from switching, which I did three times before I was 30 and now have not since (at 54).
See the original article that inspired this, It Never Gets Easier Than Now.
- Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, and speaker [response]
- Mark Hurst, founder, Good Experience [response]
- Debbie Newhouse, training specialist at Google [response]
- Meetpaul Singh, Stanford BS, MD, MBA, and venture capitalist [response]
- Dr. BJ Fogg, Stanford professor and director of the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab [response]