Over 50? Don’t die before your time

Someone once said, “Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened.”

Maybe you thought you’d be somewhere different than you ended up. And you now think it’s too late to get there.

Over 50? Don't die before your time

 

Well don’t count yourself out yet. Consider these middle-aged and beyond adventurers who didn’t let a little adversity stop them:

Became the first man to sail around the world single-handedly. Joshua Slocum (51) completed the journey in 3 years and wrote a best-selling book based on his adventures.

Composed one of the finest choral works of all time. George Frideric Handel (57), deeply in debt, wrote The Messiah for a charitable performance.

School dropout, steamboat pilot, insurance salesman, railroad fireman, farmer, creates award-winning chicken. Colonel Harland David Sanders (62) sells his first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise.

Composed a series of books now considered children’s literature classics. Laura Ingalls Wilder (65) pens an eight-book Little House on the Prairie series based on her experiences growing up in the Midwest.

As the saying goes, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” God’s not finished with you yet. Never stop dreaming and pursuing your dream.

Or as another life-long adventurer, the imminent professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, Howard Hendricks,  put it, “When your memories are more exciting than your dreams, you have begun to die.”

Don’t die before your time.

Who inspires you to keep at it?

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