It is easy to get frustrated when you feel that you haven’t found your ideal job or that you’re not yet successful. So many of us then feel it is just too late in life. So, I was thrilled to find this article about 23 people who became highly successful after age 40.
A few weeks ago, I was summoned for jury duty. I showed up yesterday at the appointed hour, a bit annoyed that I had to take time away from my business to fulfill this obligation. I can honestly say that I showed up expecting things to be slow, inefficient, inconvenient and overly structured and bureaucratic. I was praying that I would not be selected for an actual jury.
Here are some snippets from my own Know Thyself Guide® that might have predicted my initial frame of mind:
You tend to be demotivated if you are required to interact with larger groups for long periods of time. I was to be in a jury room with 183 other people I did not know for a whole day. No wonder I took 3 books to read.
You can become pressured if required to adhere to structured procedures. I asked if I could go get a cup of coffee and was told, “No.”
It was Colonel Harland Sanders who said: “The moral out of my life is don’t quit at age 65. Maybe your boat hasn’t come in yet. Mine hadn’t.”
Colonel Sanders was 65 years old with only a $105 monthly pension check when he began in earnest to sell his chicken recipe to restaurants in exchange for a small fee for every piece of chicken sold. It took him 12 years, but he did make a go of it and sold his franchise business for $2M in 1964. Colonel Sanders is embodiment of the adage that it is never too late to live your dreams. Read more