One common excuse for why many people don’t go after their goals and dreams is they believe it’s too late…they think they are too old. These individuals feel that they missed their chance.
They think that opportunity is no longer knocking at their door simply because of their age.
It’s common for people to think they are too old to go back to school and earn their degree, too old to start a business, or too old to travel the world.
If you’re one of these people who think you are too old to go after your dreams, I have some good new for you…
The self-limiting belief that it’s too late to chase your dreams is false. Your dreams have no age limit. It’s never too late to go after your dreams!
Here are a two great examples of people who went after their dreams and achieved massive success later in their lives…
Colonel Sanders was born in 1890. When he was six years old, his father passed away leaving him to care for his siblings while his mother worked full-time to support the family. He eventually dropped out of school when he was in sixth grade.
Throughout his career, he held many different jobs. He worked as a farm hand, an aspiring lawyer, locomotive fireman, tire salesman, railroad worker, insurance salesman, ferryboat entrepreneur, unsuccessful political candidate, gas station operator, motel operator and finally as a restaurateur.
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When Sanders was 65 he devoted himself to developing his chicken franchising business. That’s right…65 years old!
Less than 10 years later, there were more than 600 KFC franchises in the U.S. and Canada. Pretty amazing!
Redenbacher was born in 1907 in Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 1928 with a degree in agronomy. He began his career as a fertilizer salesman.
In 1951 he partnered up with Charlie Bowman and bought a seed corn plant near Valparaiso, In. After purchasing the seed and corn plant they began developing their brand of popcorn.
The popcorn was originally called Redbow, but they struggled with low sales for several years. Desperate for advice, Redenbacher went to an ad agency that advised him to use Orville Redenbacher as the brand name. The advice cost him $13,000.
They changed the name and launched Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn in 1970 when he was 63 years old! Today Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn is the best-selling popcorn in the entire world. Not bad for a 63-year-old, huh?
Don’t use your age as an excuse to not pursuing your goals and dreams. Your dreams have no age limit. So start that business, write your book, sell your artwork, go back to school…whatever your goals and dreams are, start pursuing them.
Just remember…It’s never too late to go after your dreams!