Men in every profession, in every city all share a similar concern. That they will be replaced by a younger man willing to do the same job for less pay. But here’s a secret those younger guys don’t want you know. They have no intention of taking less money for long. It’s a ploy they use to get their foot in the door. it's creating opportunities out of nothing. They have the confidence to pursue their ideas with strength and conviction. Knowing their time will come.
Michael Jordan once said that he could handle failing, everyone fails at something. What he couldn’t stand was not trying. Yes, we remember him for his NBA success, but he also tried at baseball. It may have bothered him to not enjoy the same level of success in a second sport. but he didn’t let that hold him back from trying. Jordan thought of himself as more than just a basketball player. He thought of himself as an athlete. Taking the same kind of initiative at work will ensure that no younger man will replace you will youthful optimism. You’ll already be supplying it – and pairing it with expertise and wisdom – something only a man with your years can offer.