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Feeling Too Young or Too Old?

No matter how old you are now, you are never too young or too old for doing something meaningful and significant with your life. 

Here’s a short list of people who accomplished some amazing things at different ages of their life:

  • Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
  • Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
  • Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
  • Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
  • Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
  • Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
  • John Lennon was 20 years and Paul McCartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
  • Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
  • Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23.
  • Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24.
  • Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record.
  • Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity.
  • Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28.
  • Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world.
  • Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream."
  • The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight.
  • Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
  • Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
  • Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
  • Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas.
  • Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.
  • John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States.
  • Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
  • Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
  • Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
  • Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat".
  • Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise.
  • J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out.
  • Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US.
  • Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President.