In a verbal debate between me ten years earlier and me today, I’d definitely have to say that the older version of me would win. There is something to be said for experience in that it brings a wisdom that can’t often be gained other than by living those extra years. I think the two versions of me would be about evenly matched in a game of chess or any other mental challenge.
Now if the competition is a physical one, the younger version of me would definitely have the advantage. I’ve not kept up like I should as some people tend to do as they age. So the 5K run competition would definitely go to the younger version of me. And the older version of me would most likely volunteer to stay at camp and get the food cooking while the younger version hit the trails or hiked the mountain. Hey someone has got to cook!
I think another area where the older version of me would win out would have to be in business, especially when it comes to marketing and social media and the confidence level that it takes to be an entrepreneur. I definitely have more of that ability than I had ten years ago. And the thing I’ve learned or at least have been reminded of lately gives the older me a great advantage. Sometimes the only difference between those who are successful and those that want to be successful is having the confidence to take action and be persistent.
What about you?