I am too old to start over

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

I am too old to start over

Yesterday one of the readers of 2knowmyself sent me a message telling me that he is depressed because he is not happy with his career and in the same time he thinks that he is too old to start over.

Deep inside me i knew that success has nothing to do with age but because i understand well that convincing a person to believe in my words requires solid proofs i had to fetch the proof first.

If you think that you are too old to succeed then read the following success stories of people who achieved success after an old age. Some of them changed careers after 50 while others began new careers in their 70s!

Do you think that you are too old to start over? then read the following lines

People who succeed late in life

  • 1) Colonel Sanders, started at the age of 65: The name might not be familiar but his brand is familiar to people all around the world. Kentucky friend chicken was founded by Colonel Sanders after the age of 65! At that old age he desperately tried to sell his recipe to restaurants and got around 1000 rejections before he managed to become successful. Do you think you are old to start over? then go to the nearest KFC, have a meal, and you will be motivated once again (see also How to reach what you want in life)
  • 2) Peter Mark Roget, started at the age of 73: The following line is copied from Wikipedia "He is best known for publishing, in 1852, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus), a classified collection of related words". The one thing that Wikipedia didn't mention is that Peter published his Thesaurus at the age of 73 and he became famous for it! How old are you to believe that you are too old for success?
  • 3)Grandma Moses, started at the age of 76!: Grandma Moses was a very old lady but she started becoming passionate about paintings. Grandma Moses started to sell paintings for 2 and 3 dollars and as the time passed she became so successful that many of her paintings were sold for thousands of dollars. In 2006 one of her works was sold for 1.2 million dollars! You think you are too old right?

Success has nothing to do with age

How old are you? forty? fifty? seventy? ninety?
It won't even matter!
Success has nothing to do with age. You just need to believe that you can start all over and be persistent.

The common thing between the people in the previous stories was their belief system. They all believed they can succeed at any age, they all knew that age is just a number and they all believed that success will always happen to the person who keeps trying over and over. (see Success and your belief system)

The success story of different people all the world and across all age groups is the same. Names change but the story remains the same.

A person believes in himself, keeps trying, does his best, gets rejected then after sometime someone recognizes his work and so he becomes successful.

You are never too old to succeed.

I have managed to become a self made millionaire at the age of 28. This didn't happen by chance because i already wrote that goal down five years before i accomplished it. Becoming rich is not about luck, starting big or being intelligent but its all about having certain beliefs about money and life.

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