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It’s What You Do—Not When You Do It

  • Ted Williams, at age 42, slammed a home run in his last official time at bat.
  • Mickey Mantle, age 20, hit 23 home runs his first full year in the major leagues.
  • Golda Meir was 71 when she became Prime Minister of Israel.
  • William Pitt II was 24 when he became Prime minister of Great Britain.
  • George Bernard Shaw was 94 when one of his plays was first produced.
  • Mozart was just seven when his first composition was published.
  • Now how about this? Benjamin Franklin was a newspaper columnist at 16 and a framer of the United States Constitution when he was 81. You’re never too young or too old if you’ve got talent.

Let’s recognize that age has little to do with ability.

United Technologies Corporation, in Charles Swindoll, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, p.104