Does Age Matter in Leadership?

Sadhguru looks at how age is not barrier in being a great leader and finding success.


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Sadhguru looks at how age is not barrier in being a great leader and finding success. Whether young or old, a successful person is always recognized based on what he or she creates.

Full Transcript:

Sadhguru: I don’t even think it’s an issue, either it’s now or in the past. It’s never been an issue. If somebody exhibited a certain level competence and success, nobody is looking at your age, okay? Nobody is really considering the age at any time. Age was a factor when you were waiting to inherit something from your father – he wouldn’t leave it till he is done with it, okay? If you wanted to build something, I don’t think age is a factor (Laughter)… If you want to build something, I don’t think age is a factor. Anybody who successfully does something, irrespective of his age, he is always recognized; nobody is even thinking whether he is young or old – that’s a wrong notion. And youth, I don’t even think you have to think you are youth or old. You must just focus on what you can create. Why are you consider… Your age matters only if you are looking at marriage, do you understand (Laughter)? For run… If you are… if you are looking at any other accomplishment, I don’t see where age even comes in. I don’t think somebody has to think ‘I’m a young leader, I’m an old leader.’ Are you capable of doing something that’ll inspire a million people? Are you capable of doing something that millions of people will want to make use of? This is all the question is. Who cares how old you are?

Interviewer: And that is how the society receives it…

Sadhguru: No, it’s not true. That’s what I’m… I’m saying it’s not true. It is within the minds of people who have not succeeded. It is those who have not succeeded who are complaining. Those who have succeeded are just focusing on what they need to do, isn’t it (Laughs)?



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