Age isn't always a factor in your success or failure. Consider
these famous examples:
Doe Counsilman swam the English Channel at age 58.
Edmund Hoyle, the writer of rules for many popular
70 years old when he started to compile
his According to Hoyle
Grandma Moses started painting after arthritis ended
embroidery career when she was 80. In fact, more
than 300 of
her 1,500 paintings were completed after
she turned 100.
President Ronald Reagan entered the political arena
when he was
55 years old.
Julia Child did not cook her first meal until she was
almost 40 and
did not start her long-running television
show until she was 50.
Colonel Harlan Sanders did not start Kentucky Fried
he was 66. He used his first social
security check to fund it.
Laura Ingels Wilder, author of the classic Little House
Prairie, published her first book when she was
Michelangelo was 71 when he painted the Sistine
Albert Schweitzer, physician and humanitarian, was
performing operations at 89.
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Examples of late bloomers
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