It is a common perception that after a certain age it gets too late for one to pursue one’s dreams. Societal narrow-mindedness and a lack of courage tend to curb the passion within a person. We decided to debunk that perception. There are some inspiring personalities who were brave enough to follow their passion. Here are some famous personalities who proved to us that one is never too old for one’s dreams.
Boman Irani made his Bollywood debut at the age of 41. Prior to that, he was struggling to build a stable career in acting for almost 20 years. He never gave up.
Sunita Williams, the famous American astronaut of Indian origin, first went to space at the age of 42. She had a career as a United States Navy Officer before that. She once held the record of highest spacewalk time for a woman.
Julia Child published her renowned book- Mastering the Art of French Cooking, at the age of 49. It was her debut book that is famous for introducing French cuisine to the American public.
Charles Darwin published the groundbreaking work- On the Origin of Species at the age of 50. His theory of evolution had singlehandedly changed the way we view and perceive the world.
Narendra Modi became an MLA for the first time at the age of 51. He became the Prime Minister of India at the age of 62.
Colonel Sanders started the popular restaurant chain KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) when he was 62. Now it stands tall as the second-largest restaurant chain in the world.
J. R. R. Tolkein published Lord of the Rings at the age of 62. This popular fantasy novel inspired an equally popular film series based on it. It enjoys a huge fan base even today only because Tolkein was passionate enough to work on it at the age in which he did.
Noah Webster published the Webster Dictionary at the age of 70. This dictionary was revolutionary in the terms that it was the first exclusively American Dictionary. It brought about coherence in the way words were spelled and helped generations and generations of Americans.
Yuichiro Miura accomplished the gigantic task of climbing Mount Everest at the age of 80 becoming the oldest person in the world to do so. Despite a history of heart problems he had climbed Mount Everest on two more occasions, when he was 70 and again when he was 75.
Fauja Singh ran a marathon at the age of 101. He retired from marathon running at the age of 104 after having run at almost all the major marathons of the world.
No time is a bad time to start working on your dreams. It’s never too late. Now that we have established that age is just a number, what’s your excuse?