Do you have good ideas that you sometimes don’t act upon ?

Do you have good ideas that you sometimes don’t act upon ? Do you ever look back and regret at the golden opportunity you never took ? One of the biggest reasons for this is we think it might be too late, we have gone too far down a road or sometimes we may think we are too old. 

I read a beautiful book by the same title which demolished these myths and actually showed that the best day to begin your idea or new project or new venture is today. There is no better day. As the following incredible examples show that success is more a function of how long you persist rather than how old you are when you start. 

Jim Grant, also known as Lee Child lost his job at 40 and decided to become a writer. In the next 15 years, he went on to become a global best seller with the Jack Reacher series.

After many years as a fashion assistant, Christian Dior at the age of 40 decided to start his own line of fashion.

Sam Walton, founder of Wal Mart, opened his first store at the age of 44, having gained precious and valuable experience in the retail industry.

President George W Bush did not do anything much in his career until the age of 40, when he decided to give up drinking for good.

Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, did many jobs including a banker and a journalist before writing the first bond novel in his mid 40s.

Ruth Handler was 43 when she introduced the Barbie doll to the world, leading to an iconic success for her life.

What is common to all these examples is a long string of failures or half successes before the big hit. It took a long time – 10 or even 20 years, before many of them found out about their calling and their true area of strength.

There are tons of more examples of people in their 40s, 50s, 60s and even 70s starting great things. Let go of all the imaginary cobwebs holding you back. Pull out all those ideas that you have been longing to work upon and bring them out.

The formula for success is simple. Start Today. Don’t Stop till you reach your goal.

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