Success Despite Age
Everyone’s career seems to be flourishing. Everyone seems to be on top of their game. Everyone hustles like crazy.
Yet, you feel stuck.
You work day-by-day, but you don’t get the results you are hoping for. You keep writing the story you think everyone deserves to read, but no one looks at it.
You think you are too old to prosper. Or it’s already late to start.
After all, it seems like everyone already grabbed the opportunities existing. It seems like the universe can’t cater for you anymore.
And the only option you have is to just give up. Go with the flow. Or let life sail on its own.
But wait up!
There are people who want to send some inspiration to you. They are included in the league of Harland Sanders, Stan Lee and among many others.
Their lives are inspiring. And they want to tell you it’s never too late for a dream to prosper.
1. Laura Ingalls Wilder
Growing up, Wilder repeatedly moved from places to places. With a desire to help her family, she decided to become a teacher.
She quit teaching when she got married and helped her husband in the farm. Following the death of their one-month old son, her husband became partially paralyzed.
She was 43 years old when her daughter, Rose, encouraged her to write a memoir about her childhood. Her first attempt on writing her autobiography has been rejected several times.
Determined to succeed, she spent the next several years improving it. The publishers agreed to publish her work in a form of fiction story for young children.
She was 65 years old when “Little House in the Big Woods” was published. She wrote other “Little House” series including the last one that came out at age 76.
Wisdom: Write and Rewrite Your Story ’til You Reach the Ending You Wish.
Wilder’s story is an inspiring example of rising despite difficulties and age. She did not let her age stop the unveiling of her talents.
Her experiences became an added bonus that made her story worthy to share.
You have a story to share. Start writing it now because you never know when the right time knocks on your door. You don’t want to open it only to give an empty hand.
That would mean a wasted opportunity!
Your pains, your triumphs, your victories, your challenges — they are all perfect part of your story. Each part will serve as an inspiration to one or two.
It will not happen if you won’t share it with them. It’s not only through writing. Share it on the area you are gifted with.
2. Harry Bernstein
Harry Bernstein encountered an unbearable loneliness after the death of his wife. This event served as the catalyst to start writing his first published book.
Prior to writing it, he worked for different production companies as a magazine editor and freelance writer until the age of 62.
He started writing the book, The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers, when he was 93. It recounts his childhood experiences including the struggle his family underwent during World War I. The book was published when he was 96.
Wisdom: Hardships and Depression are Meant to Challenge You, Not to Stop You.
What excuses are you telling yourself right now?
Do not let heartaches or failures impede your growth. Remember that they are part of life and they may always come any moment.
Rising above those pain will make you a stronger person.
Whatever situation you have, you can always turn a seemingly curse into a blessing. You can convert a doom into a room of happiness.
You can always choose to make tomorrow better than today. It’s only you who can choose.
3. Gladys Burrill
Gladys Burrill is truly one incredible woman. She had been an aircraft pilot, mountain climber, hiker and a horseback rider. But these things are not what she is known for.
She had her first marathon when she was 86 years old. She became famous after completing the Honolulu Marathon at the age of 92.
Wait, marathon? 92 years old? Yessss!
Though she power-walked and jogged all throughout, she managed to reach the finish line. Even though it took her nine hours and 53 minutes to finish, she is proud of reaching the goal she set.
She is determined to do it, and so she did.
In turn, she was recognized by Guinness World Records and Hawaii House of Representatives for her wonderful story.
Today’s inspiring article was shared from the following website: https://medium.com/the-mission/9-late-bloomer-success-stories-who-prove-its-never-too-late-to-achieve-your-dreams-b036688da6f