The other day I stumbled upon an article about two people in their seventy’s running 26 mile marathons last year. Judy Loy and John Fredrickson both started this sport late in life, John started when he turned fifty. That’s pretty darn impressive especially considering John used to smoke three packs of cigarettes a day and Judy equally amazing as she started at 60 and has had five knee operations in the past decade.
And then I read about:
Andrea Bocelli — who didn’t start singing opera seriously until the age of 34. Many ‘experts’ told him it was too late to begin.
Julia Child — didn’t even learn to cook until she was almost 40 and didn’t launch her popular show until she was 50.
Harlan Sanders — the Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, was 66 when he began to promote his style of cooking and created an empire.
Phyliss Diller — Diller became a comedian at the age of 37. She was told by many club owners that she was “too old” to become a success.
So if you are thinking it’s too late to start your business or you are too old to catch an unlikely dream, think again. It’s never too late, unless all you do is ponder and don’t take action.
Go for it! What could be the worst thing that could happen? You fail and start again.
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