July 4, 2016 3 Reasons Why 27 Is One Of My Best Birthdays Ever

3 Reasons Why 27 Is One Of My Best Birthdays Ever

27 is that year when you crossover from the mid-twenties to the late twenties.

27 can be a scary birthday because it marks a transition from that carefree period of having the rest of your twenties to figure life out to only have 3 years before you hit 30.

27 is that point in time when, if you haven’t already done so already, you have to start preparing yourself for the hardcore responsibilities of the 30’s: financial independence, homeownership, mortgages, marriage, children, and so on. Facing those hardcore responsibilities can be scary—especially when you’re turning 27 and realizing that you only have 3 years left until you’re 30.

With that being said, turning 27 hasn’t been scary or depressing AT ALL for me this year.

I have a career in real estate that I love, a strong passion for making motivational content, a strong love for personal development, and I have full faith and confidence that I will knock out all of the hardcore responsibilities of the 30’s with a smile on my face the whole way through.

As of July 2nd, it’s 27 years after today that I was born.

And I have honestly come to the conclusion that 27 Is One Of My Best Birthdays Ever.

Here’s 3 Reasons Why:

#1- Passion Makes Life Progressively More Awesome As You Get Older

Passion is one of the best qualities that a human being can have in life.

When I say passion, I’m talking about that pure excitement, joy, and enthusiasm just to wake up everyday, be who you are, and do what you do.

Passion is when you’re excited and grateful—not for any particular reason—but just to be alive. That’s passion.

And personally, I am truly blessed and grateful to have strong passions in my life—certain things that fill me up with joy and excitement because I love them.

In May of 2015, I finished writing my first self-development book (I’m working on a second one as we speak). And consequently I launched a motivational blog—now called WhateverItTakesMotivation.

After a quarter of a decade of my life, I had finally found a passion!

I found myself going from dragging myself out of bed each morning to being excited, ready, and pumped up to wake up each morning to make further progress on my book, my blog, or the prospect of getting published one day.

And when I decided to choose a career to supplement what I was already doing with the blog, I chose real estate because I knew that helping families get into home was a job that I could easily grow to fall in love with.

I couldn’t have been more right.

Helping families get into homes is a truly fulfilling career that compliments what I’m doing with my blog perfectly. And I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else right now.

My passion keeps me excited everyday. But it does so much more than that.

Passion gives me the energy, work ethic, drive, and discipline needed to not only make progress everyday, but also accomplish goals. At the age of 27, passion fills me up with the energy of a 17-year-old kid.

Passion gives you a certain vibrancy, positive energy, vitality, and full-of-life feeling that last well into your old age. I don’t consider myself an older person yet. But when I observe people like Gary Vaynerchuk who delivers more excitement in his speeches than most teenagers, Jim Rohn who was an AMAZING speaker until well into his 70’s, and Pharell Williams who seems at least a decade younger than he is, it’s easy to see that passion gives you a certain aliveness that keeps you young even as you grow older.

And as you grow deeper into your path and progression towards your destiny, life only gets better and better.

That’s why my #1 Reason Why 27 Is One Of My Best Birthdays Ever is because Passion Makes Life Progressively More Awesome As You Get Older.

#2- I’m Looking Forward To My The 30’s

Believe it or not, I’m actually looking forward to jumping into my 30’s.

Past a certain point, most people start to dread getting older. But I’m actually looking forward to the next decade of my life because I honestly think the 20’s are the most difficult, uphill, and challenging decade in the human lifespan.

In your 20’s you have to go from being a carefree youth with little to no responsibilities to becoming a fully functioning adult with serious responsibilities that MUST be taken care of. In your 20’s you have to transform from being a child to maturing into a full-grown man or woman. In your 20’s, life forces you to grow up—whether you want to or not.

Growing up, making that transition, and taking those responsibilities is NOT easy at all—one of the hardest things that any of us ever have to do.

And not only do you have to grow up during that second decade of your life, the 20’s are also the period when you have to find yourself, discover who you truly are, and decide who you want to be for the rest of your life.

So in your 20’s, you have to balance between growing up into a mature, adult, responsible human being and figuring out who you are and what you’re going to do for the rest of your life—all at the same time. And that’s a huge struggle for all of us.

So the reason I’m looking forward to the 30’s is I’ve successfully gotten through that era of figuring out who I am and evolving from the childhood phase to manhood.

The 30’s are going to be all about building on everything I’ve already created, going deeper into my progression, and getting further into my self-development—which I’m very excited for.

#3- Transcendental Meditation Helps You Age Gracefully

My third reason Why 27 Is One Of My Best Birthdays Ever is: Meditation.

Meditation gives you an unshakable vitality that keeps you looking and feeling young, alive, and energetic well into your older years.

Transcendental Meditation in particular has a powerful way of keeping people youthful.

The list of people that practice TM is like a who’s who of the most brilliant, energetic, and beautiful people in the world: Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Dalio, Russell Simmons, Eva Mendes, Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman, Miguel, and many more.

TM fulfills you with that sense of aliveness and vitality from within. And it gives you peace of mind. And when you have that unshakable peace of mind, tranquility, clarity, calmness, and serenity about you, nothing can shake you—not even getting older.

When you practice Transcendental Meditation, that unstoppable happiness and peace-of-mind keeps you feeling like nothing can faze you—not even turning 27-years-old. Turning 70-years-old wouldn’t even bother me because practicing TM twice a day gives me a serenity that helps me deal with all of life’s challenges and obstacles with grace, composure, and purpose.

Combined with knowing what my passions are and looking forward to my 30’s, Transcendental Meditation makes turning 27 One Of My Best Birthdays Ever.

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