Beyond a shadow of a doubt, such an essential part of our lives as money is surrounded by various misconceptions and strange believes. Some of them sound funny to many people today, however, there are also such believes that most of us think are true. There would be no problem in having them, however, we actually cannot rich our full potential because of them and that is what is making these believes dangerous.
One of them is that only young people can become rich. Is it true? Let’s see together.
What is this belief about?
The belief is certainly about some magic age threshold that will not allow you to acquire wealth if you reach it. So if you, let’s say have hit the age of 41, it is too late for you to become rich. You could have done it when you were 40, but now you have to die with what you have managed to earn before that age.
Is there anything true in it?
Certainly, there are some implications of getting older. First of all, when it comes to changing a job or starting your own business, older people are more careful with such decisions. On the one hand it can save them from various financial crises. On the other hand, it does not allow them to reach their full potential. This becomes even more intense if a person has a family and want to secure the income for them.
There is definitely another problem about older people changing their profession or starting a new business. Many people of similar age already have experience in this branch what is making them more competitive. Even though it does not mean you will not succeed in it, you might be just less willing to get into anything new for that simple reason.
Can you really become wealthy when you are not young enough?
There is no doubt, you can. Actually, such a popular belief of some age threshold that stops people from achieving their goals is a rather dangerous one and it spreads on other areas of life. For instance, it is extremely popular to believe a real love can be found only in youth just like it is believed to be for the real friendship. Holding on two such thoughts, you can subconsciously build a wall around you not allowing new opportunities to come into your life.
In fact, when it comes to money, many people with aging have other strong sides. An example is some savings that can be spent on your new business instead of going for a loan. The money can be invested as well. In addition to it, older people are more aware of their needs and preferences, they are usually not driven thus emotionally as young people, which allows them to make right decisions.
Of course, this is a quite generalised view, but shy cannot there be such a view instead of the popular belief of not being able to achieve anything with aging?