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Why It’s Never Too Late For You To Achieve Success

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never too old to achieve success

We live in a world of extreme speed and convenience. While I won’t argue that it’s not awesome, it has become the success seekers biggest enemy. You’re used to getting things now.

– Fast food
– Instant messaging
– The one week weight loss cleanse

And when you get your big idea, you’re conditioned to expect it to happen at the same speed. But it doesn’t. And you give up, and pack it in only to go back to your day job. This way of thinking is so far off, it is borderline scary.

People now see 30 as a crisis age. An age where you’ve either done it or your done. “Better settle down, buy a house and throw the dreams aside.” But history will show us that this is far from the case. The truth is, that through the convenience revolution we have experienced, while mostly everything has sped up substantially, success has remained as it always has been – a slow moving process.

This concept has never been more hard to grasp than now. And the secret to success, lies in it’s understanding.

Let’s look at Leonardo Davinci.

“A Genius”
“A Born Genius”, most would say.

But they would be wrong. Bare with me, just watch the video:

The Long Game Part 1: Why Leonardo DaVinci was no genius from Delve on Vimeo.

 

Incredible video. One of my favorites.

As you can see, the truth is, at age 30, Leonardo was a loser.

When we think of age 30 now, we think crisis. “If we haven’t done anything now, we never will.

Imagine what Leonardo must have thought. Especially during a time where the average life span was nearly half of what it is now.

More successful people who were still losers at age 30

1) Michael Faraday
2) Harrison Ford
3) Ulysses S. Grant
4) Marcel Proust
5) Nikola Tesla

So what happens next?

Leonardo eventually reached great levels. But it was 16 years later.

What happened between those years from 30 to 46 when Leonardo first painted his masterpiece?

What took these other late bloomers from bankrupt and living at home to the genius’s we now know?

For that you’re going to have to watch part 2.

The Long Game Part 2: the missing chapter from Delve on Vimeo.

 

I wanted to share these video’s with a large audience because of how profound and powerful they are.

Just having this grasp of the long game can change your entire perception of success.

As Joel stated in my latest podcast episode with him,

“All you hear about is the glory, and never the story.”

This realization can allow you to get through the hard times and eventually achieve success.

But you’ve gotta ask yourself.
How bad do you want it?
Are you ready to play the long game?

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9 Comments

  1. Susobhan Bhattacharjee

    Jan 3, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Very Very Inspiring Article.. M too in the similar age bracket trying to be successful (viz earning big money fame, name etc ) People may question / may laugh also… But i often question myself about my worth, since most of friends colleagues are up the ladder

  2. Susobhan Bhattacharjee

    Jan 3, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Very Very Inspiring…M too trying to Get Success in my Profession as a Marketing Manager in Furniture and Interiors in the similar age bracket…..Often Questioning my self, how much worthth i am

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  5. Rose Costas

    Oct 29, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks very much for this post. It is very informative and encouraging. Many times we hit a road block and the first thing that cross our minds is how much we’ve fail. We are so accustomed to the quick fixes that if we try a few times and it doesn’t work out we give up and forfeit our dreams. So many of us have lost sight of how hard it is to achieve success. People will look at you when you have made it, forgetting or not knowing the sacrifices and failures that you have to endure to get this far. Thanks again.

  6. Dan Western

    Oct 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Great post Sean. It’s never to late to pursue your dreams and make a success of your life. Keep up the good work with MenProvement!

  7. Rezbi

    Oct 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Good article. This really resonated with me.

    I recently opened a self defense/martial arts school just before I turned 47. Even though I’d been training in the arts for over 30 years, I never had the confidence to teach others for a living. I always thought I wasn’t good enough to charge people.

    Then, when I did open the school I was surprised to hear one of my student say he’s trained with some of the best instructors in the UK, including my own instructor. And the best part? He says I’m the best instructor he’s ever trained with.

    Who would have thought?

    I even formulated my own system, which has been ratified by two top instructors.

    So I guess 30 is not even close to being too old.

    • Cliffy

      Oct 12, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      That’s so great to hear! I’m around the same age working on my dream and struggle with the thought “is it too late?” This inspirational testimony is just what I needed to read today! Thanks for sharing Rezbi and much success to you!

      • Rezbi

        Oct 13, 2014 at 8:05 am

        Thanks, Cliffy. It’s always good to know I can be of service to someone even in some little way.

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