Thrusting 40-somethings may disagree – but drive and ambition peak at the age of 33, according to a study.
This is when we are most motivated and determined to achieve goals such as career progression and better health.
We are more confident, have higher levels of energy and adopt a positive outlook on life, according to research involving 2,000 British adults.
A study by the Bupa Health Clinics has found that the age of 33 is when we are most motivated and determined to achieve goals. (Stock image)
It found that people typically have four key goals at any one time, the most common being saving money, eating healthily and getting fit.
Finding more time to relax or read and drinking more water were also priorities. The biggest barriers to success include not having enough money or time – and laziness.
Dr Naveen Puri, of Bupa Health Clinics, which commissioned the study, said: 'When setting goals, I would advise making these realistic to your ability.
The research, which involved 2,000 British adults, found at this stage in our lives we are more confident, have higher levels of energy and adopt a positive outlook on life. (Stock image)
'For example, if you've never run before, why not aim to do a 5k (3.1miles) race within three months rather than wanting to run a marathon in a year.
'Once you've achieved this, you'll have a sense of achievement which will give you more motivation for future goals.'