Youth is a state of mind, is a saying which conveys a great message. What it means is that it is never too late to attempt anything new.
But many people avoid attempting it. Its real reason is the fear of failure. This is what the famous Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho, who wrote 'The Alchemist', had said once, "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure."
Well, Ellis Boyd Redding, a famous character from the movie, 'Shawshank Redemption' called by the name, Red said, "Some birds aren't meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright."
WittyFeed brings you a list of people who proved that it is possible to achieve anything even when you have crossed prime of youth. What is needed to succeed is steely determination and conviction.
Have a look and say no to excuses!
And these three women literally proved it. They are 60-year-old Neeru Gandhi, 51-year-old Monica Chanana, and 61-year-old Pratibha Sabharwal, who broke all barriers that came on their way. The three grandmothers drove 4,000 kilometres to travel across Rajasthan and Gujarat from Delhi in March this year.
Neeru Gandhi recalls one of the incidents during their trip, "If we walk into a hotel, they say leave the keys with the driver, he'll park. We have to tell them that we are the drivers. They found that strange."
After his retirement from government service, Shiromani who lives in Chennai, did his thesis on the subject, 'God's call to the church to join in transforming the world into a kingdom of love.' It took him three long years to accomplish this.
Shiromani was General Secretary of the YMCA (The Young Men's Christian Association). He joined St Mark's Cathedral as the Head of the Industrial Team Service.
Guess his age. I'll give you a clue, um, nevermind, you'll probably have a heart attack.
This Sardar grandpa, aged 106 (oops, did I tell you?) is a man that would make most of us (who give silly excuses for not exercising) bow our heads when he jogs with his Singh pride intact.
Singh holds marathon records for running 200m, 400m, 800m, and 3000m in single attempt.
At the age of 100, Fauja Singh in 2013 attempted and accomplished eight world age group records in a day, at Birchmount Stadium in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Despite several challenges that this Paralympian faced, Deepa has won a Paralympic medal in Rio Paralympics in 2016 for shot put throw.
Deepa, who was widely praised for becoming the first Indian woman to get a Paralympic medal, is also a skilled Javelin thrower, and a motorcycling enthusiast. She has undertaken an 8-day, 1700-km ride in sub-zero temperatures.
Raj Kumar Vaishya, a 97-year-old resident of Patna, enrolled himself to appear in the entrance exam of Nalanda Open University to get a master's degree in economics.
Apart from being his lifelong dream, Vaishya is also interested in getting the master's degree as he wants to understand the system of economics in India and wants to help the government regarding the same.
True story. The famous Bollywood movie star who is widely known for her performances in Hindi and Marathi films met the love of her life at the age of 60.
She kept her marriage with physicist Atul Gurtu, a secret for four years. Their love story began online when Atul, a widower, had written an article after his first wife had passed away.
Suhasini read the piece of writing by Atul on the internet that read about the period when Atul's first wife was suffering from cancer. This is how Suhasini developed a soft corner for him.
Suhasini said in an interview to an entertainment portal that her family thought she would not marry but the news of her wedding came as a shock to them.
A sports enthusiast, Dr. Oza is known for her passion for participating in adventurous sports that fetched her the National Award for Older Persons for Sports and Adventure by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
She's the oldest woman in India to do scuba diving and has cycled more than 3,000 kilometers from Kolkata to Kanyakumari at the age of 75.
Hats off, ma'am!
These stories are real inspirations for those that find themselves bound with the forces of the world that don't let them pursue what their heart desires.
So, get inspired, and start your journey.