When surveyed, entrepreneurs say 29 is the ideal age to start a business. The average age that entrepreneurs actually start a business is 35.
There's no perfect age to start living your dreams. Being too young or too old is no excuse. The perfect time to start is right now.
These people did.
Nola Ochs-The Energizer Student
In 1972, Nola Ochs was widowed on her wheat farm in the town of Jetmore, Kansas (population 1000). She tended to her farm with the help of her children. In 1978, she realized she wanted more from life. Aged 68, she signed up for a tennis class at the nearest community college.
After ten years studying everything from agribusiness to the Bible, she was told that she was one class away from an associate degree. All she must do was complete college algebra.
With an associate degree she was pleased but not fulfilled. College algebra would not be the end of her scholarly career. Several years later she decided to make the two hour trek to Fort Hays State University. Enrolling at age 94, she lacked only 30 class hours to earn a bachelor's degree. In May 2007, at 95, she became the world's oldest college graduate.
取得大专学位，她很高兴，但并不满足。因为在她看来，拿下高校的代数课，并不意味着她的学习生涯就此结束。几年后，她决定驱车两小时去上富特海斯州立大学。入学时，她已94岁，只差30个课时就能获得学士学位。到 2007年 5月，在她95岁时，她成为世界上年纪最大的大学毕业生。
Is it time to sit back and enjoy the framed diploma on the farmhouse wall? Not yet. She started a Master's Degree.