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Will Your Age Define Your Success?

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At the age of 23, Oprah Winfrey was abruptly fired from her first reporting job.

At the age of 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer.

At the age of 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school.

At the age of 28, J.K. Rowling was a suicidal single parent living on welfare.

At the age of 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.

At the age of 30, Martha Stewart was a stockbroker.

At the age of 37, Ang Lee was a stay-at-home-dad working odd jobs.

At the age of 40, Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team and didn’t get the Editor-in-Chief position at Vogue.

Stan Lee didn’t release his first big comic book until he was 40 years old.

At the age of 42, Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career to pursue acting.

Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first movie role until he was the age of 46.

Morgan Freeman landed his first major movie role at the age of 52.

Grandma Moses didn’t begin her painting career until the age of 76.

These following individuals are successful because they never gave up on their dreams. They are no different from you or me. Regardless of your age, color, or current financial situation, you too can succeed. Never give up on your dreams and always have a thankful heart to move forward from your failures.

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11

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