It’s never too late to do anything you want or to become what you have always wanted to be, no matter your age or where you are. There is no expiration date on your destiny. Here’s a list of people who found their purpose later on in life.
Sometimes life can take you far away from your true self, your life journey is influenced by parents, teachers, friends and other people. Their beliefs and opinion they may give to you along the way can totally affect your life and decisions, especially if they are negative ones.
Say when you were younger and you didn’t have any limitations, everything seemed possible. Then growing up through school things change, your natural talent and dream stops being considered to be realistic and doubts start to creep in. You hear things like “Be realistic” “Be more academic” “You can’t make money from doing that” “Oh, everyone wants to be that.” Then at the end you become frustrated with life and that is just because you real talent and life purpose wants to live through you.
Be Who You Really Are
But even if that did happen to you, I’m sure life took you on a journey and taught you a lot of lessons about the things you don’t want to do with your life. To find out who you are, you need to experiment with what you are not. It’s good to test what makes you feel alive and what makes you feel like falling asleep and going to bed.
The real you is always still there before doubts and limitations took you on the wrong path. It’s never too late to change direction and re-light your spirit to what actually gives you your spark back, or to start pursuing a dream you once disregarded, that part you hid away is apart of who you really are.
Affirmation: “I can be what I will to be.”
It’s never too late to start again. Ask yourself questions like Who am I? What do I love? Pay attention to what excites you. The real you is the person you were born to be. Below is a list of some people who found their purpose later on in life.
People who Discovered Their Purpose Later On in Life
At 23 Oprah was fired from her first reporting job.
Henry Ford was past middle age when he came up with the idea of the Ford car.
At 23 Tina Fey was working at YMCA.
At 24 Stephen King was working as a Janitor and was living in a trailer.
At 27 Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school.
At 28 Wayne Coyne was a fry cook and is now a successful musician and the lead singer for the band Flaming Lip.
At 30 Harrison Ford was a Carpenter, now he has worldwide success starring in roles such as Han Solo in the original Star Wars film.
At 30 Martha Steward was a stock broker, she changed her career and written a number of best selling books has become a TV personality and gained success through different business ventures.
At 37, Ang Lee was a stay at home dad working odd jobs and is now an Ocar-Winning director.
Julia Child released her first cookbook at age 39 and got her own cooking show at 51.
Vera Wang didn’t get the position of the editor in Chief at Vogue magazine and designed her first dress at 40 and is now an A-List Designer.
Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career to pursue acting at age 42.
Samuel Jackson didn’t get his first movie until 42.
Morgan Freeman landed his first major movie role at at 52.
Grandma Moses started painting again when she was 76 and became world famous.
Louise Bourgeois didn’t become a famous artist until she was 78.