Your Dreams Have No Expiration Date
04 / 14 / 18
Andre Ingram has been making headlines recently with his remarkable story of hard work, dedication and persistence. Ingram spent 10 years grinding until he made his NBA debut at 32-years-old. His story of perseverance is awe-inspiring. It teaches us all that anything worth having requires dedication and desire from within.
At times, our goals seem far away – especially when our biological clock is ticking. Reaching your potential and your goal should have no age limit attached. Everyone is on their own path; not everyone’s journey is the same. Here are a few inspiring people who have achieved their dream jobs later in life. Never give up on your dream!
- Harrison Ford started acting full time at the age of 38.
- Stan Lee created his first successful comic at the age of 38.
- Samuel L. Jackson finally gained recognition as an actor at the age 43.
- J.K. Rowling was 32-years-old when the first Harry Potter novel made its debut.
- Harland (Colonel) Sanders began his journey of becoming the Kentucky Fried Chicken mogul we love and know in his 60s.
- Vera Wang didn’t start designing clothes until her 40s.
- Martha Stewart got her big break at 40-years-old.
- Sam Walton founded Walmart at the age of 44.
- Donald Fisher was 40-years-old with no retail experience when he opened his first Gap store.
- Alan Rickman got his break as an actor in his early 40s.
And the list goes on and on. To sum up this post, your dream has no time limit – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Keep working at your craft and your day will come.