Monday, February 8, 2016

Motivational Monday


WHEN I WAS A YOUNG MAN,
I WAS TOLD SUCCESS HAD TO
COME IN MY YOUTH.

I FOUND THIS TO BE A MYTH.

MY EXPERIENCES HAVE TAUGHT ME
THAT IF YOU DEEPLY BELIEVE
IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING,
SUCCESS CAN COME AT ANY AGE.
(Abe Vigoda, 1921-2016
age 94 at time of death)


I deeply believe.

Do you?

32 comments:

  1. Yes! Once upon a time, I might have believed that, but now I believe it can come at any age. Have a lovely week.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Replies
    1. I remember him mostly from Barney Miller, and he wasn't a young man then.

      Delete
  3. Thanks for that. I'm not as old as Abe but I'm no youngster. I had different successes when I was young as a teacher and a mother and wife, but my writing success is for my old age. LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You've already had writing successes, Susan. Now, just keep going! :)

      Delete
  4. Oh. Agree, agree, agree. Success has no age limit.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Agree. I must agree or else what am I doing?

    ReplyDelete
  6. I absolutely believe. I love this!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I believe it. The late Alan Rickman didn't hit it big until he was in his forties I think with the movie Die Hard.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Absolutely! Many of us don't even figure out what we want to do until we're a bit older.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I've got no choice, as I can't go back in time. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yes, indeed! I deeply believe this.
    Shalom,
    Patricia

    ReplyDelete
  11. Replies
    1. Keep going, Anna! You can do it. We can all do it. :)

      Delete
  12. Agreed. As long as we never stop trying, success can happen at any moment. Besides, what is success really? As long as we are happy:) we are golden.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Everyone's definition of success is different, and I think it sometimes changes as we get older.

      Delete
  13. What is success but an unwillingness to give up? And to define success is a mercurial thing. It means something completely different from one person to the next. Truthfully though, I feel more successful the older I get--in the things that matter most.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Excellent comment, Crystal! I especially love this - "What is success but an unwillingness to give up?"

      Delete
  14. Definitely. I didn't get published until I was 65, so I'm convinced success can come in multiple waves throughout our lives.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for being a shining example of this quote, Patricia! :)

      Delete