Life achievements: It’s never too late

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Nowadays is more common to hear stories about people getting rich and
accomplishing great things at an early age. Fortunately, there is the
other side of the coin. Not everything is lost if you’re not a
millionaire by 30, or accomplished something important.

Recently the media published a story of the 17 year old who got bought
by Yahoo for $30 million
. Then we have Mark Zuckerberg who became a
billionare (yes, with a “b”) at the age of 23. And of course the now
cliche of Bill Gates founding Microsoft when he was 20 years
old. And well, if you’re interested you can grow this list with a
Google search on “young millionaires” anytime.

These stories are supposed to be inspiring for young people starting
out, but sometimes, for me, these kind of news are depressing considering I
haven’t achieved something remarkable or a million dollar company.

Lucky for us, the “older” folk (whatever your age can be), there is
still hope. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson’s mum recently wrote
a book at the age of 85
and is thinking on writing another one! My
favorite latin comedy screenplay writer, Roberto Gomez Bolaños, played
his now legendary hit character for the first time “El Chavo del 8” at
the age of 40.

For whatever you want to do, whatever you’ve always wanted: It’s never
late to start. Keep your hopes, keep trying and never quit.

By Gabriel Saldaña

Gabriel Saldaña is a web developer, photographer and free software advocate. Connect with him on and Twitter