So you think you're too old, huh? Well, here are 20 reasons, why you're never too old to accomplish your dreams (and I am sure you can think of a lot more to add to this list).
At age 40, Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, more than anyone had ever hit.
At age 41, Christopher Columbus landed in the
At age 44, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
At age 49, Mario Puzo published, The Godfather.
At age 52, Ludwig Van Beethoven composed the Ninth Symphony.
At age 53, Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of Britain--the first woman to hold that office.
At age 55, Alex Haley published Roots.
At age 57, Annie Peck climbed
At age 59, Clara Barton founded the Red Cross.
At age 63, Francis Galton revealed to the world that no two people have the same fingerprints and revolutionized crime fighting in the process.
At age 64, John Pierpont Morgan formed U.S. Steel, the world's first billion dollar corporation.
At age 65, Laura Ingalls published Little House In the Big Woods, the first story in the popular "Little House on the Prairie," series.
At age 68, Clifford Batt swam the
At age 69, Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize.
At age 78, Grandma Moses began taking painting seriously. Soon afterward, her career took off.
At age 79, Benjamin Franklin invented the bifocals.
At age 92, George Burns starred in the movie, Eighteen Again.
At age 94, Leopold Stokowski signed a six-year contract to conduct music.
At age 95, Mother Jones, Union Organizer, wrote her famed biography.
At age 100, Ichijirou Araya climbed
I had a problem yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control and asked him to come over.
Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.
As he was walking away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong?
He replied, 'It was an ID ten T error.'
I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired,
'An, ID ten T error? What's that? In case I need to fix it again.'
Eric grinned.... 'Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?
'No,' I replied.
'Write it down,' he said, 'and I think you'll figure it out.'
So I wrote down:
I used to like Eric