So last night I was laying in bed reading. I like to read and decompress before going to sleep. I was in such a place of great peace. Lately my friends and I have ONLY been having conversations about success. Have you ever been feeling so positive and uplifted about something and then right when you are on that positive high negativity tries to rear its ugly head? This negativity could be in the form of a person, situation, financial stress, etc.
Let me give you a great example. While having a conversation with a young lady she said, "aren't you turning 29 soon? You don't think it's too late for success?" I wasn't upset nor offended by her comment. People say things based on their opinions. When someone can't see greatness for themselves, they can't see it for you either. That is reality for them but it doesn't have to be reality for you. You don't have to accept it. Humans are the only species on the planet that can hear itself think and then put those thoughts into action. When negativity comes your way don't receive it. Ignore it and keep being the great person that your future self will thank you for.
So who are you really? Well I can tell you who I am. I am a shark in a fish tank. It doesn't matter how small you may seem you can have the appetite and strength of a shark. While researching I found stories on numerous successful artists, chefs, business owners, actors and more that didn't "make it" until well after the age of 30 that we still love and admire.
1. Julia Child was 36 when she moved to Paris with her husband and had never been in the position to try quality food. She enrolled herself at Le Cordon Bleu and the rest is history: cookbooks, television, Emmy's, and more.
2. Harrison Ford was hired to build cabinets for George Lucas which led to him being casted in Star Wars at the age of 33.
3. Samuel L. Jackson was a social worker before his breakout role in Pulp Fiction at age 45
Then there are those people who's names will forever grace the pages of our history books because they were relentless in their quest for greatness. They failed millions of times but kept trying. Names like: Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Oprah, Tyler Perry, need I say more?
Don't let anyone tell you that you can't. Just get out and start today?