Though I enjoy the stories of young entrepreneurs, I feel reading too many skews a person’s expectations of success and getting rich quick…then they give up when it doesn’t happen. Stan Lee was 39 when he created Spider-Man.

I’d like to hear more stories about older people who have broken out of their routine life to pursue their dreams: the man who was laid off from the auto industry and learned to code or the woman who decided open a consulting business after being miserable at her day job.

Don’t give up because you aren’t young and successful. You have your entire life to try.

was originally published on Flexible Reality