Our society tends to rush our high schoolers to pick a path and stay with it the rest of our lives. We’re told to go to college and major in the career that you want to do. We’re told this at 18 years old. With such thinking comes pressure to do just that to remain in the good graces of society, no matter how little sense it makes.
Our society tends to rush our high schoolers to pick a path & stay with it the rest of our lives. Click To Tweet
When we graduate college, we’re expected to find a job in our field and hopefully, stay with that company for as long as they’ll have us. This societal thinking doesn’t allow us to truly explore who we are and what we want to be – what our purpose is for this life. As such, too many people are forced to give up on their dreams in order to maintain that societal norm.
Too many people are forced to give up on their dreams in order to maintain a societal norm. Click To Tweet
Today more then ever, we’ve got examples of people who don’t care how old they are, they’re going to do what they want to do. We’ve got actual examples of people who found success from age 8 to age 109. We’ve got real world data showing that you’re never too old to fulfill your dreams.We've got real world data showing that you're never too old to fulfill your dreams. Click To Tweet
8 Examples of extremely successful people who prove you’re never to old to fulfill your dreams
Vera Wang was a figure skater who failed to make it to the Olympics. She also worked as a journalist. She launched her fashion line at age 40 and remains one of the world’s premier fashion designers today.
Stan Lee had worked as a Broadway usher, newspaper salesman and errand boy. He released his first hit comic book “The Fantastic Four” at 39 years old. He went on to create the X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Daredevil and The Avengers. At age 50, he became the publisher of Marvel Comics.
Samuel L Jackson was acting in small local plays and picking up work as an extra in films. At the age of 43, he landed his first major role, playing in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever.
Martha Stewart had worked on Wall Street and owned a catering firm in Connecticut before her releasing her first book Entertaining. She was 41 years old. Martha Stewart Living started when she was 48.
Harrison Ford had been doing uncredited extra work in movies for years, before turning to carpentry. Steven Spielberg gave Ford his first leading role at the age of 35 when he played Han Solo in Star Wars.
Ken Jeong was a practicing doctor in California who would moonlight as a stand up comedian. His first movie role was in Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up. He was 38 years old. His first major role did not occur until 2 years later when he starred as Leslie Chow in The Hangover.
What are you waiting for? What excuse do you have? Go out and fulfill your dreams!
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