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Stop Saying You’re Too Young…Or Too Old

by A Blinkin on May 21, 2012

I used to spend all of my free time reading books about personal finance and investing – boy, was that boring. About 2 months ago I started focusing more on topics such as finding your purpose and chasing your dreams. I stumbled upon a book titled The Dream Manager, which I recommend to everybody. After reading this, I found a few other gems by Matthew Kelly which I’m going to share with you today. If you have ever considered changing careers or if you’re worried about chasing your dreams, you’ll enjoy this.

It’s never too late. You’re never too young.

  • Mozart was eight when he wrote his first symphony.
  • Anne Frank was thirteen when she began her diary.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson was fourteen when he enrolled at Harvard.
  • Bill Gates was nineteen when he cofounded Microsoft.
  • Henry David Thoreau was twenty-seven when he moved to Walden Pond, built a house, planted a garden, and began a two-year experiment in simplicity and self-reliance.
  • Bill Gates was thirty-one when he became a billionaire.
  • Thomas Jefferson was thirty-three when he wrote the Declaration of Independence.
  • Coco Chanel was thirty-eight when she introduced her perfume Chanel No. 5.
  • Mother Teresa was forty when she founded the Missionaries of Charity.
  • Henry Ford was fifty when he started his first manufacturing assembly line.
  • Ray Kroc was fifty-two when he started McDonalds.
  • Dom Perignon was sixty when he produced his first champagne.
  • Oscar Hammerstein II was sixty-four when he wrote the lyrics for The Sound of Music.
  • Winston Churchill was sixty-five when he became Britain’s prime minister.
  • Nelson Mandela was seventy-one when he was released from a South African prison, and seventy-five when he was elected president.
  • Michelangelo was seventy-two when he designed the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright was ninety-one when he completed his work at the Guggenheim Museum.
  • Dimitrion Yordanidis was ninety-eight years old when he ran a marathon in seven hours and thirty-three minutes, in Athens, Greece.
  • Ichijirou Araya was one hundred when he climbed Mount Fuji.

Readers: What dreams do you have that you’re not pursuing? What’s holding you back?

Written by A Blinkin

A Blinkin

Hunter Kern, aka A. Blinkin, is the blogger behind Funancials. His experience in banking, lending, payments and investments has earned him the title of “Personal Finance Guru.” In addition to helping people with their finances, Hunter enjoys crunchy tacos, spending time with his wife and puppy, and writing in third person.

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