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It's Never Too Late....

Post by 4everlearner on Sat May 17, 2008 3:51 pm

It's Never Too Late

LET'S SHARE HERE IN THIS THREAD THE HISTORY EXAMPLES WHERE AGE WAS NOT A BARRIER TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS.....


Many of us have regrets in life. We look back on 'what might have been' and wonder how things would have turned out if we had made different decisions in the past.
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Sometimes the only thing stopping you from becoming the person you might have been is the mistaken assumption that you have missed your best opportunities.

The moment you reject this negative assumption, a whole new world of opportunities opens up to you. Let's look at some real life examples that will illustrate exactly what I'm talking about.

My friend Kate grew up with a love of dancing and musical theatre. Throughout her adult life, she often wished that she'd had the opportunity to sing and dance on stage when she was a young girl. However, for many years, she assumed that she had missed her opportunity.After encouragement from her husband, Kate joined an amateur theatre company where she fulfilled a lifelong ambition to sing in the chorus of a musical production. Was it Broadway - No, but for Kate it was one of the most satisfying and enjoyable experiences of her life.

Another great example is one of my music students Alan who started playing the clarinet as a young boy but had to give up when he left school to get a job. As an adult, Alan loved jazz and often regretted the fact that he had stopped playing. One day Alan came to see me and asked if I would consider teaching him. I agreed and over the next year he prepared for his grade one AMEB music exam.Alan received an A+ in his exam and a special commendation for his effort. He was 74 years old. Will he ever play in a professional jazz band - Probabaly not, but Alan now enjoys playing the clarinet a lot more than thinking about his lost opportunity.

Today I'd like to challenge you to think about 'the person you might have been' and I encourage you to reject the assumption that you have missed your best opportunities. Instead, become aware of the many opportunities that are still open to you and look for ways to reconnect with your childhood dreams and passions.

Always remember that your future holds far more opportunities than those you may have missed in the past. Once you understand this fact, you will discover that it really is never too late to become the person you might have been.

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Re: It's Never Too Late....

Post by viktorados on Wed May 21, 2008 6:11 pm

The history of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Colonel Sanders
Find out the interesting story behind Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Harland Sanders and his famous recipe!

Colonel Harland Sanders has become a world-known figure by marketing his "finger lickin' good" Kentucky Fried Chicken. His chicken is now served daily across the United States as well as in more than eighty other countries. It is one of the largest fast food corporations in the world.

The spectacled Colonel Sanders could easily be identified by his clean, crisp white suite, black string tie, and walking cane. A statue of this man can be seen as far away as on Nathan Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong, for one place.

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Harland Sanders was born in the month of September in the year of 1890. He was the oldest child in a family of five. His father toiled in the coal mines of Kentucky until his death, which came at a young age. Sanders had just reached the tender age of six years old when he had to take care of his younger brother and sister. With his father gone, that left the responsibilities of working and supoprting the family up to his mother. She began working in a shirt factory. Harland tended to things at home and learned to cook the meals by his mother's teachings. She taught him how to cook many foods, including fried chicken.

Over the next several years, Harland Sanders worked at a variety of jobs. He started out as a farm hand, then moved on to be a streetcar conductor while he was still just a teenager. From there he was a fireman on the railroad and finally ended up running a service station. Once again, he used his cooking skills that were learned from his mother to provide meals for travelers who stopped at his service station. As his cooking became more famous, and his food business grew, he moved into an actual restaurant nearby. His specialty was, of course, fried chicken which was seasoned with his original blend of eleven herbs and spices.

A few years later, in the year of 1935, when Sanders was forty-five years old, then Governor Ruby Laffoon made him a Kentucky Colonel because of his delectable cooking skills.

Progress is not always for the good of everyone, and in the 1950's, Colonel Harland Sanders got the news of the plans for a new highway which was going to be constructed. The highway could divert the majority of the traffic away from the town and, with the beginning of the highway, Colonel Sanders saw his successful business coming to an end. He closed the restaurant and retired to a social security check of one hundred and five dollars a month. When he received his first month's pension, he decided that he wasn't going to sit in a rocking chair and wait for the government checks.

Colonel Sanders spent two years driving across the United States looking for restaurants to buy his chicken recipe. He was turned down 1,009 times! How successful is Kentucky Fried Chicken today

Confident in the quality of his fried chicken, at 62 years old, Sanders devoted himself to franchising his famous chicken. He drove all over the country, cooking batches of chicken for restaurant owners and their employees. If the reaction was favorable, he entered into a handshake agreement on a deal that stipulated a payment to him of a nickel for each chicken the restaurant sold. By 1964, Colonel Sanders had more than 600 franchised outlets for his chicken in the United States and Canada. That same year he sold his interest in the U.S. company for $2 million to a group of investors. However, he remained a public spokesman for the company and traveled all over the world on behalf of the chicken he had made famous. Until he died at the age of 90, Colonel Sanders had traveled over 250,000 miles a year promoting the chicken empire he founded.

Sanders was a pioneer who proved that life doesnA ' t end in older age. Instead of sitting around after theyA ' ve retired, people with imagination and a strong work ethic can go on to greater things. So next time youA ' re in London, Kentucky, stop in for a bite A ' A"where it all beganA ' A .
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???You don??

Post by 4everlearner on Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:41 pm

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At the age of 41, Dara Torres is the first Olympic swimmer to compete in FIVE different Olympic games, oldest swimmer to win an Olympic medal and the first woman in history to swim in the Olympics past the age of 40.

Upon winning her third Silver medal at the Beijing 2008 Games, she answered a question about her age with the very telling statement, You don t have to put an age limit on your dreams.

So whether you think you re too young or you re too old, forget your age and get started going after your DREAM!

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Re: ???You don??

Post by davegrus2000 on Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:49 pm

I absolutely like this thread.
I really think that it's never too late: we are full of amazing resources and we can always, in every moment of our life, realize our dreams.
It's necessary to have a positive mental attitude and a lot of faith in ourselves.
I'm sure we can make great things despite age or other barriers. :)
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