What To Do When You Worry You’re Too Old (Or Young) To Be a Web Developer

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At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.

At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stockbroker.

At age 37, Ang Lee was a stay-at-home-dad working odd jobs.

Julia Child released her first cookbook at age 39, and got her own cooking show at age 51.

Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didn’t get the Editor-in-Chief position at Vogue, and designed her first dress at age 40.

Stan Lee didn’t release his first big comic book until he was 40.

Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career to pursue acting at age 42.

Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first movie role until he was 46.

Morgan Freeman landed his first MAJOR movie role at age 52.

On the flip side…

Jordan Romero is the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest at age 13. He was also the youngest climber to scale all “Seven Summits”… the tallest mountain on each continent… at age 15.

Tatum O’Neal won an Oscar at age 10.

Wayne Gretzky started playing professional hockey at age 17 and starred in the All Star Game his rookie season.

Mozart started composing by age 5 and had his operas professionally performed by age 14.

Mark Zuckerberg started writing software in middle school and was taking college graduate courses for programming while he was still in high school.

Age is only a problem if you make it one.

Where you live is only a problem if you make it one.

How you grew up is only a problem if you make it one.

The thing to remember is YOU control your own destiny. And, it’s not about how smart you are… or how early you start. It’s about how persistent and patient you can be. Success will come… if you are patient enough to pursue it persistently.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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