The reader of this article could be an 11-year-old, 17-year-old or a 50-year-old. No matter what age you’re at, this article is for you! Some might say to you, “You’re too young right now to take such a big step” or “wait for the right time to start something of your own” or “entrepreneurship shouldn’t be taken up because it is too risky”. Well, here’s the thing, all those statements are untrue and demoralizing.
Many research theories have proven that teenagers, at a formative age, have a higher learning capacity and can quickly grasp new concepts. Here’s the proof-
Think about every time a new technology is launched; a teenager can adapt to it much faster than anyone else, and eventually, they’re the ones that end up patiently teaching their parents and other elder folks how to use it. The reason I used this example is that technology is becoming more and more relevant as the days pass by and without adapting to new and upcoming technology, we’re bound to become obsolete.
Grasping new concepts involves understanding and developing important skills at the right age. Skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, public speaking and brainstorming are crucial and must be developed at a young age since they can be applied to any and every situation.
The more you wait to learn and download these skills in your minds, the more opportunities you lose to practice and develop them further.
Age is just a number. Today you might disagree, but someday you may think, “I should have taken the opportunity to learn when I had the time”, and trust me, THIS is the TIME.
An entrepreneur is someone who gives themselves the opportunities to develop all the skills needed to succeed in life.
Would you agree?
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