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You Need to Know Why It Is Absolutely Never Too Late

Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!

Long ago when little boys used to stand on street corners selling papers for pennies, on occasion they could be heard shouting the above words.

The occasion would be promoted by some news event of major importance.  The event was so important the newspaper publishers would print a special paper announcing the event called an Extra.

Those days of young boys standing on street corners urgently yelling, “Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!” are long gone but the urgency of that message is the same when it comes to the topic of this post.

Far too many people in this world cut short their potential because they think it is too late in their lives to do, be or have something.

Well…I say… Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!  I say that because you need to know why it is absolutely never too late. newspaper-418919_1920

Imagine your frustration and downright sadness when approaching the end of your life and realizing you could have done more.  Done more to be, do or have more!

Don’t even risk it!  Consider the following points to minimize your risk.

Where is it scientifically validated that success comes only to young people?

Yes, it can be confirmed that a middle aged or older person can’t win a Gold Medal at the Olympics.  Truly success in athletics is a pursuit for young bodies.  The science is compelling in that regard.

So what?  That leaves a wide open world of opportunity for success in a wide array of pursuits.  Ya’ see success comes through applied desire and disciplined effort and those two characteristics are definitely not age specific.


Plato was in his 50’s (most historians agree) when he wrote his most important work, The Republic.

Tutankhamun became Pharaoh of Egypt in his late teens.

Magellan set out to sail around the world in his late 30’s.

Galileo was 45 when he improved the power of the telescope and began making numerous celestial discoveries.

Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the Law of Gravity.

Ben Franklin was in his late 40’s when he invented the lightning rod.

George Washington was almost 58 when he became President of the United States.

Ronald Reagan was just short of 70 years old when he became President of the United States.

John Glenn flew into space at the age of 77.

Grandma Moses didn’t begin painting in earnest until she was 78 years old.

George Burns was 80 when he won an Oscar.

Well, hopefully you get the point.  Look at the above array of ages!  It is never too late, or too early…for that matter!

You can have what you want to have if you want it bad enough.   Who knows maybe someday an octogenarian will win an Olympic Gold Medal!

Success never comes to you…regardless of your age.  You have to go to it.  Look at the above names, did they sit back and wait for success to happen to them?

When you study their history you will see they all had a compelling desire and worked very hard at achieving it.

Furthermore, it could be argued that each of those people was not interested in achieving only average results.  Their drive always compelled them toward excellence.

Without a doubt, the above people did not arrive at their penultimate moment of achievement without having failed in some way during their life pursuits.

Of all the stepping stones to success, the surest is failure. 

Failure is success disguised in temporary disappointment.

So, the above examples clearly demonstrate why it is never absolutely too late to achieve great things.

Belief in yourself is the answer to making that fact true for you.

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Crop of GNCC ShotMindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) provides self-employed people inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps self-employed people better profit through performance.

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