An important lesson from history is that many people are late-achievers and produced their best works in the second-half of life. While no one knows when their time is up, there is still time to have a go. Thinking ‘there is not enough time’ has spoilt many dreams. It's never too late. For example, at some point all of the following decided there was enough time.
- Harland Sanders started KFC at age 62.
- Ray Kroc started McDonald franchises at age 52.
- Katsu suke Yanagisawa climbed Mount Everest at age 71.
- At 98 year old named Dimitrion Yordanidis completed a 26 mile Marathon.
- Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa in his 80’s.
- Ronald Reagan became the president of the US at age 70.
- The famous doctor Albert Schweitzer only started medical studies at age 38.
- The famous artist Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses) only started painting at age 78. At least one of her art pieces has sold for over US$1 million.
- Picasso completed some of his best painting after 70.
AuthorsMany authors started their books late in life.
- The author James Michener only began writing in his 40’s.
- Frank McCourt (author of the bestseller / movie “Angela’s Ashes”) only became a successful author in his 60’s.
- "Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” Alexander Graham Bell quotes (Telephone inventor)
- “He that always thinks it is too soon is sure to come too late” German Proverb quotes
- "There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late." Og Mandino
- “I don’t feel eighty. In fact I don’t feel anything till noon. Then it’s time for my nap” (Bob Hope)
- "The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something." Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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