04/22/2014 08:38 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here's Proof Success Has No Age Limit

What would you do if your age wasn't a factor? Travel the world? Create the next iPhone?

Some people view growing older as a limitation when it comes to pursuing their dreams -- but what if we started looking at accomplishment differently? Studies have shown that having a specific goal to work toward boosts our happiness, and those with more ambitious pursuits are happier than those with low expectations. Additionally, we spend almost 50 percent of our waking hours daydreaming -- that includes imagining new possibilities.

Whether you think you're too young to make a difference (Mozart was five when he became competent on the violin) or too old to go after your goals (Ronald Reagan was 69 when he was sworn in as president), know that where there's a will, there's a way. Need more evidence? Check out the chart below that shows success isn't limited by how old you are. From the Dalai Lama to da Vinci, these great achievers are living proof that age really is just a number.

Infographic credit: Visually.


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