3 Living Examples of Age is Just a Number
Passion and dedication are the only things that matter for achieving your aim. Those who say that you slow as you grow are wrong. If you want to pursue your passion, now is the right time. It is never too late for anything as long as you are willing to put the best of your efforts to realize your goals.
Let’s take inspiration from some real-life examples. Here is a quick overview of 4 amazing personalities that truly demonstrate Age is Just a Number.
Ernie Andrus, born in August 1923, is a 96 years old WWII veteran who got retired in 1948. After his retirement, he pursued his love for running and participated in a number of marathons and races. His passion for running is unbeatable. When he was 90 years of age, he planned to run across the US, coast-to-coast for the purpose of raising funds. Amazingly, he succeeded to complete the cross country tour just one day after the 93rd birthday. There is a lot more to know about this incredible man!
His age never became a hurdle for him and he is living his life to the fullest and literally running to chase his dreams.
The Japanese Alpinist and Skier, Yuichiro Miura was born in October 1932. Known best for his incredible mountaineering and climbing skills and unmatched dedication, he is a true inspiration for us. Back in 2003, when he was 70 years old, he climbed Mount Everest to set the record of the oldest man to climb the mountain. Soon after his record was broken, he, once again climbed up the mountain to set a new record in 2008. Amazingly, he still has the courage and stamina to climb the mountain again and he says he will set up another record at the age of 90 years.
This remarkable man has proved that age can never be a hurdle in your way to success. If you truly want to acquire something, you can get it, provided you do your best!
Popularly known as Iron Nun, Sister Madonna Buder is a Roman Catholic and a renowned Senior Olympian Athlete. She was born in July 1930 and until the age of 48 years, she did not take part in any run. Soon after she started, nothing could hold her back from strenuous physical activities like biking, running, and swimming. Her old age did not serve as an obstacle and she proudly holds the title of the oldest woman to finish the Ironman Triathlon that she won at the age of 82 years.
Her life shows no matter what your profession and age is, you can always find a way to do what you love.
Passion is not supposed to be bound by age. If you want something, you make efforts for it! Remember, we live only once. Let’s make the most out of it. No matter what your age is, if you want to achieve something, you certainly can! Stay focused and give it a try!