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14 Stories of Late-Blooming Geniuses

There’s no need to rush it.

“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.” — Lao Tzu.

There are many of us out aiming for greatness, and we are terrified. So many younger people seem to have accomplished so much more already. Then the doubt seeps into our minds: What if we’re just really not good enough?

As such, I wanted to share several stories about patience and persistence, two highly underrated qualities that have guided many to greatness.

These stories are just the tip of the iceberg.

Remember, just because you think you “didn’t make the most” of your day, it doesn’t mean the dream is over or that you’re unworthy of greatness. Just because you choose to maintain your well-being and not give in to the pervasive “burn the candle at both ends” mentality, doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a life of mediocrity.

Be patient. Move onwards. There are tons of late bloomers in life.

“Life’s about who make it now, not about who make it the fastest.” — T.I., Drive Slow (Remix)

Herbert Lui is exploring the intersection of art and commerce. You can connect with him on Twitter. He is the author of a free guide to building credibility online.

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