It Is Never Too Late For Success - Age Is Not An Excuse

By: Gordon Bellows

People who have reached any significant level of success agree
there are a few things successful people have in common; desire
and determination combined with a spirit that never gives up.

To illustrate the point that it is always too early to give up,
this article includes three well-known success stories.

Ray Kroc: At the age of 52, Ray Kroc had suffered for years from
arthritis and diabetes. Although Ray had poor health, and his
bladder and most of his thyroid had been removed, he never
stopped believing in himself and his biggest idea. It led to the
start of McDonald's in 1955. By 1961, 228 McDonald's restaurants
had been established and sales had reached $37 million. When Ray
passed away in 1984, there were 7,500 McDonald's outlets around
the world. The number of outlets and sales are still growing.

Ray Kroc was described as a simple man with a simple plan:
1. Never give up

Always persevere
3. Don't forget part 1 of the plan

Thomas Edison: Before perfecting the light bulb, Thomas Edison
tried between 9,000 and 10,000 different things searching for the
right material that would make a good filament. When a reporter
asked Edison about failing more than 9,000 times, he responded by
saying he had not failed, but had found 9,000 items that did not
make a good filament. Edison went on to invent many other useful
items, many of which are now taken for granted. Edison received
1,093 patents, more than any other person in U.S. history.

Thomas Edison had a formula for his success:
1. It takes time for greatness
2. Be patient
3. Persistence is the key

Colonel Sanders: The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken was turned
down over 1,000 times when he tried to interest others in his
recipe for chicken. He drove from town to town, often sleeping in
his car, calling on restaurant owners. He strongly believed that
the secret recipe would eventually pay off. His persistence and
belief in himself and his recipe finally paid off in a big way!
His tenacity is inspiring, especially when you consider that he
found his success when he was 65 years of age.

Colonel Sanders kept his chicken recipe a secret, but he was
willing to share his recipe for success:
1. Never quit
2. Always believe in yourself
3. Be patient
4. Be positive

There are countless stories of people from all walks of life who
achieved remarkable success. Almost without exception, the same
types of characteristics can be found in stories about success.
Being patient and persistent, having a positive attitudeHealth Fitness Articles, and
never giving up are the traits that are essential for success.


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