Never Say Never
Are you paying attention?
Never say never.
You are never too young or too old to do amazing things…
According to goodreads.com …
Helen Keller, at 19 months, became blind and deaf. That didn’t stop her. She was the first American deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelors Degree.
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
in “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′s 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.
Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney 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.
Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman
to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man
to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech, “I Have a Dream.”
Marie Curie was 35 years old when she was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics.
The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world’s first successful airplane and made 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 The 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 Model – T came out.
Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote, The Hunger Games.
Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted “The Mona Lisa.”
Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became the U.S. 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.
Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched
U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009.
All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived.
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 U.S.
Jack Lalane, at age 65, towed 65 tugboats.
65 Year Old Jack Lalane pulls 65 tugboats one mile in Japanese waters in 1979.