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
    games was 70 years old when he started to compile
    his According to Hoyle rule book.

  • Grandma Moses started painting after arthritis ended
    her 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
    Chicken until he was 66. He used his first social
    security check to fund it.

  • Laura Ingels Wilder, author of the classic Little House
    of the Prairie, published her first book when she was

  • Michelangelo was 71 when he painted the Sistine

  • Albert Schweitzer, physician and humanitarian, was
    still performing operations at 89.

Use this inspiring story for workshops, training sessions,
staff meetings, personal development, or conference
Too old?
Examples of late bloomers
Inspirational stories are great to illustrate
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