Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's Never Too Late!

Think you're too old to reach your dreams, well think again. These famous folks didn't reach their potential until after the age of 50. Read on for inspiration. 

My #1 favorite, Grandma Moses.
She didn't begin painting until she hit 70!

Another favorite is Colonel Sanders. He began franchising his chicken business at the age of 65!

And how about Susan Boyle, she was nearly 50 when she became a household name. Prior to her audition on Britain's Got Talent she cared for her mother. At her passing Susan then got the courage to pursue her dream. As you watch the youtube tape you will see that she was a very unlikely candidate. Today, five years later,  her estimated net worth is 33 million. 


Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote her first book in her sixties.

Benjamin Franklin was elected to the Continental Congress at the age of 69. At 70 he signed the Declaration of Independence, making him the oldest signer. When he was 77 year old, he negotiated the Treaty of Paris, which put an end to the Revolutionary Way. At 81, he signed the U.S. Constitution.

And, we can't forget the Presidents of the United States. Ronald Reagan #40, was 69 when he was elected, (and politics was not his first career) and 73 when he was elected to his 2nd term.

John Adams #2, Harry S Truman #3, Andrew Jackson #7, William Henry Harrison #9, Zachary Taylor #12, James Buchanan #15, Dwight Eisenhower # 34, Gerald Ford # 38, and George W Bush # 41 were all in their 60's when they were inaugurated.

Do you have a dream, a talent, an invention or passion, or are you simply looking for that encore career? If so I hope these remarkable persons have inspired you. 

I'd love to hear from anyone that has or is aspiring to reach for the stars.


  1. Wow! I didn't realize these people were such late bloomers! It give me hope and inspiration! This is a powerful message, thank you!