This list right here is the true meaning of “Age is nothin but a number.” This list shows you what we are all capable of and that anything is possible at any age.Some of these amazing people started their dreams in their 30s & 40s, some started as soon as they were born.
Read on to see what these amazing people were doing at your age.
1 yr old – . By this age, Christian Friedrich Heinecken had read the Pentateuch.
2 yrs old – Speed skater Bonnie Blair began skating. She later won five Olympic gold medals.
3 yrs old – Jodie Foster began acting professionally at age 3, when she shot her first Coppertone commercial.
4 yrs old – Singer/songwriter Tori Amos was accepted into Baltimore’s Peabody Academy of Music, the youngest student ever accepted there. She was expelled at age 11 for improvisation and playing rock covers by ear.
5 yrs old – Mozart began composing minuets. Once when a second violinist failed to appear for a string quartet performance, Mozart took his place, even though he’d never seen the music.
6 yrs old – Drew Barrymore, granddaughter of noted actor John Barrymore, was already a seasoned actress.
7 yrs old – Child film actor Jackie Coogan starred in the Chaplin movie The Kid and became the youngest person to make a million dollars.
8 yrs old – Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning runner Wilma Rudolph was unable to walk until she was eight.
9 yrs old – Daisy Ashford wrote her first and last novel, The Young Visitors, which sold over 200,000 copies.
10 yrs old – Recording artist Stevie Wonder was signed by Motown records.
11 yrs old – Country singer, songwriter and actress Dolly Parton made her first radio appearance.
12 yrs old – Filmmaker Steven Spielberg got his first movie camera and spent hours writing scripts, drawing storyboards and making movies of subjects such as head-on miniature train crashes and an exploding pressure cooker full of cherries jubilee.
13 yrs old – World champion Mario Andretti began racing.
14 yrs old – Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci became the first athlete in Olympic history to achieve a perfect 10. She went on to do it six more times.
15 yrs old – Inventor Thomas Alva Edison became manager of a telegraph office.
16 yrs old – Tennis player Tracy Austin became the youngest person to win the U.S. Open.
17 yrs old – The youngest player to play in a World Cup final, Pele won the match for Brazil, then passed out on the field.
18 yrs old – Elias Howe, who worked in a watchmaking shop, dreamed the idea of the sewing machine and worked on developing it for the next five years.
19 yrs old – Tired of watching friends fall prey to drugs and crime, Matty Rich fought back by directing the award winning movie “Straight Out of Brooklyn.”
20 yrs old – Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft.
21 yrs old – College dropout Steven Jobs co-founded Apple Computer.
22 yrs old – Olympic runner Herbert James Elliott, ranked by many as the greatest mile runner ever, retired undefeated at 22.
23 yrs old – Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Masters.
24 yrs old – Entrepreneur Ted Turner took over his father’s billboard advertising business. He later launched CNN.
25 yrs old – By this age, Charles Chaplin had appeared in 35 films.
26 yrs old – Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Italy.
27 yrs old – Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space.
28 yrs old – The Danish physicist Niels Bohr published his revolutionary theory of the atom.
29 yrs old – Blacksmith Kirkpatrick MacMillan invented the first real bicycle.
30 yrs old – Donald Trump persuaded bankers to lend him $80 million so he could buy the Commodore Hotel. + Bill Gates was the first person ever to become a billionaire by age 30.
31 yrs old – Gregory Pincus achieved in-vitro fertilization of rabbits. Later he invented the birth control pill.
32 yrs old – By the time of his death at age 32, Alexander the Great had conquered almost the entire known world.
33 yrs old – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone.
34 yrs old – After defeating Antony and Cleopatra’s forces in a naval battle, Augustus became the master of the Roman world.
35 yrs old – American sprinter Evelyn Ashford won her final Olympic gold medal at age 35, old for a sprinter.
36 yrs old – German chemist Friedrich August Kekule discovered the ring structure of the benzene molecule in a dream.
37 yrs old – Jersey Joe Walcott became the oldest man ever to win the world’s heavyweight boxing title.
38 yrs old – Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon.
39 yrs old – Charles Goodyear discovered vulcanization and led the way to the effective use of rubber.
40 yrs old – Joan Ganz Cooney founded Children’s Television Workshop and became the mastermind behind “Sesame Street.”
41 yrs old – Rudyard Kipling became the youngest Nobel Laureate in literature.
42 yrs old – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the oldest NBA regular player.
43 yrs old – John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the youngest man elected to the United States presidency.
44 yrs old – Assistant cashier Jim Priceman returned an envelope containing $37.1 million in negotiable bearer certificates found outside 110 Wall Street.
45 yrs old – George Foreman recaptured the heavyweight championship with a 10th round knockout, becoming the oldest person ever to win the heavyweight championship.
46 yrs old – A Scottish surgeon, James Baird, discovered hypnosis.
47 yrs old – Edward Jenner, an English doctor, pioneered the use of vaccination against smallpox.
48 yrs old – George Blanda played his last year of NFL football.
49 yrs old -Well known author Julia Child published her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
50 yrs old – Barbra Streisand won a 10-year film and recording contract estimated at $60 million.
51 yrs old – The Marquis de Sade, imprisoned for much of his life, wrote the novel Justine.
52 yrs old – Francis Chichester sailed around the world alone in a 53-foot boat normally manned by a crew of six.
53 yrs old – Inventor Walter Hunt patented the safety pin.
54 yrs old – Annie Jump Cannon, the dean of women astronomers, became the first person to systematically classify the stars according to spectral type.
55 yrs old – Richard Daniel Bass reached the summit of Mount Everest.
56 yrs old – Mao Zedong founded the Peoples’ Republic of China.
57 yrs old – Betty Ford was frank about her cancer surgery, in an effort to alert other women to the danger of breast cancer.
58 yrs old – Sony chairman Akio Morita introduced the Sony Walkman, even though nobody seemed to like the idea prior to its release.
59 yrs old – Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.
60 yrs old – Playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw completed a play, “Heartbreak House,” regarded by some as his masterpiece.
61 yrs old – Richard Milhouse Nixon resigned in disgrace, the first U.S. President ever to quit office.
62 yrs old – J.R.R. Tolkien published the first volume of his fantasy series, Lord of the Rings.
63 yrs old – Countess Rosa Branicka, a wealthy Polish noble, performed breast cancer surgery on herself and lived to be 82.
70 yrs old – Benjamin Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence.
75 yrs old – Warren Buffett set up a $30 billion contribution to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for use in various world-wide charitable causes. + Cancer survivor Barbara Hillary became one of the oldest people, and the first black woman, to reach the north pole.
80 yrs old – Jessica Tandy became the oldest Oscar recipient for her work in Driving Miss Daisy.
85 yrs old – At 85, “Coco” Chanel was the head of a fashion design firm.
90 yrs old – Pablo Picasso was still producing drawings and engravings.
95 yrs old – Nola Ochs became the oldest person to receive a college diploma, a degree in general studies with an emphasis on history.
100+ yrs old – Alice Porlock of Great Britain published her first book, Portrait of My Victorian Youth, when she was 102 years old.
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Motivation is something we all strive to have, but can also be one of those feelings that’s hard to keep. Whether we’re attempting to reach a new fitness goal or trying to stay motivated in our role at work, sometimes that motivation just isn’t there. You feel motivated for a while – you’ll listen to podcasts, read books, keep yourself accountable – but then it’s lost. You feel so much energy at the start, then feel yourself slowly losing that inspiration. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. (more…)
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Welcome to our new normal. A time in our lives that a year ago we certainly didn’t see coming that most of us probably wouldn’t have chosen for ourselves; but here we are. As the days away from each other carry on and more and more bad news comes our way, it’s easy to lose your motivation and waste energy doing things that aren’t helpful like worrying and fighting with people on the internet instead.
Nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health, according to the Washington Post. While many of us had routines set up to deal with stress in the past, the stress we are facing during this time is unlike anything we’ve experienced before. It’s easy to find yourself in a downward spiral, and that’s the most challenging time to stop the momentum and turn things around. If that’s the case, keep it simple and start to reach for little things to help you feel better and climb your way out.
Here’s a reminder of a few simple things you can do right now to start getting positive momentum going your way:
1. Find someone who was in a similar place and made it to the other side
Whether you’ve been unmotivated to workout, eat healthy, make sales calls or simply do anything, you can find someone who has been there and made it to the other side. Look up some great TED talks, go on YouTube and look up people that motivate you, google them to find their websites. There are short speeches and much longer talks all over the internet, you just need to find someone who you relate to that speaks to you.
2. Do something that you love
When we’re unmotivated, it’s easy to get out of the habit of doing what we love. Sometimes just getting out of bed or away from the tv feels like a chore. Think back to a time in your life when you felt great – what were you doing? What do you absolutely love to do that if you had the time, you would do all day and not realize any time had passed at all?
Figure out a way to do whatever that is, or a modified version of it if it is something that you aren’t able to do at the present time. Spending time doing what you love will get your mind off of anything that is wrong and allow you to find inspiration.
3. Don’t overcomplicate it
Keep it simple. When we’re stuck in a rut, we’ll give ourselves every excuse to not do something. Say you’ve gained some weight; you might tell yourself you need to find the perfect trainer and wait until you have time to cook your meals from scratch each night before you do anything else. Stop trying to overcomplicate it and keep it simple by finding one thing you can do right now, however small that may be. You don’t have to wait until the timing is perfect and the stars align for you to start moving in the direction you want to go.
4. Get up and get moving
This is probably the last thing you want to do right now, but once you are up and moving, your blood will start flowing. The hardest part is getting started. Day one, get up and do anything to get moving. This is the hardest day if you haven’t in a while because getting up is really the hardest part. Day two, do a little more. Once you start, you’ll build momentum and get back in the habit.
5. Reset your focus
It’s so easy for worry to set in and for our minds to wander to places of what we can’t control. This is not motivating or helpful and we always have a choice to redirect our attention. There is always something we can do right where we are, so bring your focus to the solution instead of the problem and figure out the next step of what you can do.
One step at a time. Step one, take your attention away from what you can’t control and what you can’t do. Step two, ask yourself questions like “What can I do?” and see what comes to mind. Follow through with the answers you find.
6. Listen to your favorite music
Not much can lift our spirits and put us into a positive vibration more than our favorite music. Feel free to sing along. Find a song that pumps you up and make that your theme song. Put it on anytime you feel down or unmotivated.
7. Expand your knowledge
“In times of change, the learners will inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Quote by Eric Hoffer. In times of change, there is great loss but also great opportunity. Continually learning opens you to new opportunities and leads you to paths you may not have otherwise found.
If you’re already a meditator and got away from it, take some time to come back to it. If you’ve never tried, it can be as easy as setting a timer for five minutes (or less, feel free to start with one or two minutes) and focusing on your breath. Listen to the inhalations and exhalations. Silently say to yourself “in” as you inhale and “out” as you exhale. Even taking a few minutes to do this can help you to calm down and allow your mind to refocus.
When we’re unmotivated, our momentum starts moving in the other direction. Slow down that momentum by trying one of the ideas above. Once you’ve slowed down the momentum, get it moving in the right direction and you’ll be well on your way.
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