Just when you think your life is on the down swing along come some remarkable people proving you wrong by hitting their stride. All the hard work and lessons they’ve learned have finally reached a climatic point where everything starts to come together and presto, greatness.
Life isn’t over. It’s just beginning.
You know the saying “I wish I knew then what I know now”, that’s part of the wisdom you have in your forties. The forties are the accumulation of what you learned thus far but the difference is now you’ve got the courage and maturity to pull it off.
Just look at what these people achieved and they haven’t even reached middle age.
40 – Harriet Beecher Stow publishes Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
- Leo Tolstoy finishes writing a mammoth novel he titles War and Peace.
41 – The oldest punter in the NFL, Jeff Feagles is names by his fellow players as one of the league’s top punters.
42 – A man apparently not afraid to seek guidance for direction, Galileo Galilei invents the compass.
43 – Physician John H. Kellogg creates a flaked breakfast cereal.
44 - Sam Walton founds Wal-Mart.
45 – Henry Ford introduces and automobile he dubs the Model T.
- Gene Rodenberry unveils a TV series he calls Star Trek.
- Walter Cronkite assumes the role of anchor of The CBS Evening News.
46 – Charles Darrow invents a board game called Monopoly.
- Volleyball legend Karch Kiraly plays his final matches before finally retiring.
47 – Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers an antibiotic called penicillin.
48 – Mark Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
49 – Chef Julia Child writes Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Don’t let age be an excuse.
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius