consider if you might be comparing you present ‘you’ against a previous age?
It’s not uncommon, for example, for someone who is 24, to feel old. But that is because they are old for 16 year olds not old for 30 year olds.
It’s not uncommon for someone who is 70 to feel old but that is because they are comparing themselves to their 45 year old self and not their 80 year old self.
In short, you’re the age you are.
Plus consider: If you achieve all of your goals, technically that’s a success, right?
But really, it’s not is it? I think goals are over-rated myself. I’m not goalless but I don’t think of things in terms of goals.
I see things in terms of projects. I go from project to project to project. There’s only so many years on this planet and I want to understand everything. I’m 43 and I’m getting there. I’m working on understanding myself primarily.
I don’t know if there will be enough time in one life to understand myself, nevermind the rest of humanity. But the more I work on understanding myself, the more insights I get on others, sometimes right, sometimes wrong.
But it’s never dull.