A study recently revealed that good things start happening to people in their 30s.
From men of art to scientists and inventors, it gives example after example of people who let chances go in their younger years and only achieved something worthwhile in their 30s.
While scientists and academics may be studying beyond the age of 30, artists and others in creative fields step into practical life much sooner.
So what makes the dreaded 30s the time for victories and achievements?
It is probably experience and the wisdom that comes with it.
- You learn your strengths and weaknesses.
- You know nothing lasts forever.
- You know your friends from your frenimies.
- In your 20s you project a lot of confidence, while in your 30s you are confident.
As a famous quote goes:
At the age of twenty, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at thirty, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at forty, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.
Here’s what some famous people think of the Thirties:
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.-Hervey Allen
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.-Georges Clemenceau
In my thirties, I felt I had hold of one of the reins some of the time. -Chaka Khan
To my eye, women get sexier around 35. They know a thing or two, and knowledge is always alluring.-Pierce Brosnan
The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five. -Aristotle
So if you are in your thirties; live it up. If you are about to turn thirty, cheer up - the best is yet to come.