Don’t Give Up – It’s Never Too Late

Motivation – You Are Never Too Old To Play

Now that I am over 50 years old, I sometimes think about the fact that my life is more than half over and there are still things I want to accomplish. It is very easy to think that it is too late. Recently, I have been exposed to two stories that give me the inspiration, motivation and hope to keep moving forward.

After one of the Washington Mystics game, we had a question and answer session with individuals from the movie, Coming Back To The Hoop. This is a documentary that tells the story of Jane Pittman who quit basketball in high school. 43 years later, she discovered the Nova United Senior Women’s Basketball League and started playing basketball again. This league in Northern Virginia is for women 50 years and older. I also had the opportunity to see the movie last week. After the movie, there was a question and answer period and several of the players were in the audience. The oldest member that plays basketball is 79 years old. Many of these women did not play basketball in high school or college and started playing in their 50s and 60s.

As many of you know, I am an avid women’s basketball fan but I have never played basketball. I am seriously considering joining the intramural league where I can actually learn how to play basketball. This movie gave me the motivation to start my weight loss journey and to get in shape. Watch the trailer and leave a comment on your thoughts.

Motivation – You Are Never Too Old To Start

Another inspiring story is about Ernestine Shepherd who is the world’s oldest female bodybuilder. She is 77 years old and her story is amazing. Prevention Magazine created a documentary short that is very inspirational.

After you watch both of these amazing videos, you can’t help but be inspired. You may be wondering how this relates to business. As an online marketer, you may run into many obstacles and become discouraged. How can you not continue after you watch these two videos? Hopefully these stories will give you the motivation to keep going. Don’t give up. It’s never too late. Please leave a comment below and let me know what thing you had given up on that you will now pursue.


Don’t Give Up – It’s Never Too Late — 6 Comments

  1. This is a very inspirational post, Adrienne. I love how you use your love of women’s basketball as a metaphor for everything that is important in our lives.
    I recently had the opportunity to spend time with Bonnie Henrickson, the new head coach for the women’s basketball team at the University of California in Santa Barbara. I was shocked to learn that she is in her fifties, as she looks and sounds twenty years younger when talking about her team and her career. It looks like you may have turned me into a women’s basketball fan as well!
    I didn’t become an entrepreneur until age 50, wrote my first book at age 55, and have many dreams yet to come now that I am 60.

    Connie Ragen Green
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  2. Hi Adrienne, thanks so much for sending this out. You are right it has inspired me. I too have dreams that I have put on the back burner that I am slowly coming back to. The first is my health, I’ve started walking a minimum of 1.5 miles M-Thurs and approx 3 miles on Friday (i rest on Sat and Sun). My health is extremely important to me. 2nd, I have taken your advice yet again and checking out the AmazoX. I know that there is potential in Amazon, but getting started and maintaining has been expensive. So I am going to give this program a chance and see what it brings. Thanks again! I pray all is well with you and family!!

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