ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

I’m 30 Years Old? How Is That Possible? Did I Fail Any Of My Goals,Or Did My Goals Just Change?

Updated on October 23, 2008

I can still remember how hard it was for me growing up, and at the idea of even reaching 16 years of age! Not only didn't I think I would make it to see 16, neither did many others. My parents hoped I would, but they weren't sure. Friends would change almost by the month, so they didn't really care back then. From the point where I was a child, to an adult; my life was just full of trauma. So being 30 years old is actually an honor for me. I haven't gotten all that I wanted out of life, but I don't think anyone ever gets everything they wanted. They get percentages, and depending on what those percentages are; then they can be enough. Some people might goto college in the hopes of being a doctor, but then find themselves with a family and a job as a nurse, and they find happiness in that. One of the big things that I have learned about life is we all should have some kinds of goals. Those goals motivate us. Even if we fail once, or twice, or 50 times; we just keep going. But life has this odd way of taking us in a different direction. So as we all start in one place, we may end up somewhere completely different. If a man wants to be CEO of a multi-billion dollar empire, but then ends up as the president of a group that helps poor children; did he really fail to reach his goal? There is a million CEO's, but only a handful of people out of the 6.7 Billion people on Earth that devote their lives to helping others. And even if someone doesn't become that powerful, everyone has the power to effect life on a grand scale. Let's say there is some person on the road heading to kill a large group of people; just because they become fed up with humans in general. On that road an accident occurs that ties up traffic for hours. And as this persons rage grows and grows, and their list of killings goes up, someone is nice enough to let the guy merge into their lane. That 1 simple act could save lives. With rage it can only take 1 kind act to stop it. I have been so angry with someone, but they said something polite and my rage stopped right there.

So as I have gotten older I have just wondered more and more where my life is going to take me. I wanted to be a famous Heavyweight Boxer, but a massive depression spell took me out of that game. Now my skills are one hundred times better and I want to go into MMA, but will I ever get the chance? Is my fate to be the champ, or to maybe train the champ? Will I meet some woman, have a child, get a job getting paid to train fighters, and that just ends up being enough for me? If it's a game of percentages then MMA and Boxing would rate extremely high on satisfaction, but there is other life's that could be equal or better. I'm 30 now and while a lot of my goals have not been met, I will still keep an open eye to Fate; because life just has it's own odd way of playing out. So while many people may never reach the goals they set as children; that doesn't mean they failed. Sometimes Quality means a lot more then Quantity.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)