Ronald Regan was first elected to public office at age 55.

Kurt Warner entered the NFL Draft at age 28.

Country singer K.T. Olsen released her first album at 47.

Colonel Sanders did not start his own business until he was in his 60’s.

Raymond Chandler published his first novel at age 51.

Ken Norton and Rocky Marciano did not take up boxing until they were in their 20’s.

Danny Aiello did not become an actor until after 40.

Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at 49.

Daniel Defoe wrote Robinson Crusoe at 58.

William S. Burroughs was almost 40 when he published his first novel.

The paintings Cézanne created in his mid 60’s are valued fifteen times as highly as the work he did as a younger man.

Tom Brady sat on the bench for the first two years of his college career. He was drafted #199 as a fourth string quarterback for the New England Patriots.

The one thing all of the achievers listed above have in common is that they were all game changers in their own way, and they all became more effective as they got older.   

Game changers come in all shapes and sizes.  If you are good at what you do and you keep getting better, do not be deterred, the best of what you will contribute is yet to come.

About Louis Rivera

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