Many of our heroes were late bloomers. They started out with lisps and learning difficulties and were told by teachers and parents that they would never amount to much. Such is the case with Albert Einstein, Charles R. Schwab, Tom Cruise, Whoopie Goldberg, and Pablo Picasso. Their friends and family weren’t very encouraging. Their teachers didn’t hold much hope for them. But on the inside, they knew who they were and that they had something special to share with the world.
Grandma Moses began her painting career when she was in her 70’s. She only took up art because arthritis prevented her from being able to continue with the embroidery work, she loved so much.
Irene Wells Pennington was in her 90’s when she took over her husband’s oil business. Her husband, wealthy oilman, “Doc” Pennington, was also in his 90’s and had become senile and could no longer run the $600 million dollar business. She dealt with financial irregularities, replaced some key managers and got the company back on a sound foundation before finally retiring. The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is named for the family.
Many actors, athletes, painters, writers and entrepreneurs were over 40 before they found success. Some were well into their 60’s or 70’s so why do we limit ourselves because of age? Age is just a number but for some people, it’s a barrier, an obstacle too large to maneuver around.
This mindset keeps many older individuals from discovering a joyful career or hobby that could leave a lasting impression on their world. If you’ve got a dream in your heart that is yet to be fulfilled, don’t let anyone tell you that it’s impossible. You’re never too old. As long as there’s still breath in your lungs, you could become the next successful athlete in your field.
With many years as a well-known spiritualist leader and teacher in her field, Zhang Xinyue is known for a variety of achievements. Her creation of the Abundance system aims to promote a meaningful and straight forward approach to life’s philosophical issues. In 2012 she wrote her best-selling book Create Abundance. The book is a collection of quotes containing words of wisdom on how to develop body-mind-spirit cultivation.
Her book was released initially in Chinese, but it is also available in English and other languages now. A second version of the book has also recently been released.