What are you going to do after 40?
Write a book? Take up music? Begin writing poetry? Finally learn Spanish?
It can even be something smaller.
Maybe you want to finally visit Seattle, Washington. Read more books this year. Or, call your sister/brother more often.
The point is: The best is yet to come.
Good-grief, I just love reminders like this.
Let’s go make a difference in someone’s life.
In medicine, for every James Watson, who helped to discover the double helix structure of DNA at age twenty-five, there is a Roger Sperry, who identified different specializations between the right and left hemispheres of the brain at age forty-nine. In film, for every Orson Welles, whose masterpiece Citizen Kane was his very first feature film at age twenty-five, there is an Alfred Hitchcock, who made his three most popular films three decades into his career, at ages fifty-nine (Vertigo), sixty (North by Northwest), and sixty-one (Psycho). In poetry, for every E. E. Cummings, who penned his first influential poem at twenty-two and more than half of his best work before turning forty, there is a Robert Frost, who wrote 92 percent of his most reprinted poems after forty.
-Adam Grant, Originals