There’s a pervasive idea out there that only people who find success in their chosen field at a young age are worthy of praise. And while figuring out what you want to do while you’re young, then sticking with it and excelling, are certainly worthy of applause, here’s the thing – it’s never too late to course correct.

It’s never too late to follow your dreams, and it’s never too late to knock them out of the park, either.

If you’ve been feeling down about the number of candles on your birthday cake and how they relate to what you’ve “done,” read these tweet responses. You’ll feel better.

18. My 40yo body would barely allow this, tbh.

I’m applauding.

17. It was in her all along.

I have no doubt.

16. Our aspirations evolve with us.

It’s never too late to make a difference.

15. He’s got the passion.

Other people will see that.

14. Talent is always available.

Waiting for you to have the time.

13. She turned back to give someone else a hand up.

Kind of makes me want to cry.

12. His smile is giving me life.

Someone is cutting onions.

11. In marriage, everyone gets a turn.

In good ones, anyway.

10. This hurts my heart.

Bless her.

9. When you’ve got it, you’ve got it.

And a lifetime of pent-up feelings.

8. I’m jealous of her life.

I would love to watch three plays in one day.

7. When you suddenly need a whole new life.

And have the grit to make it for yourself.

6. It can take time to figure it out.

And to find the confidence.

5. If you want to do it, do it.

Don’t worry about what others think.

4. Never give up.

Not even if you think you’ve already failed.

3. More than family heirlooms, I’d say.

She’s very good!

2. Independence is key.

It’s a lifeline sometimes.

1. She’s got time.

Might as well do something useful with it!

These are just as inspiring as stories about younger people, don’t you think?

Add yours to the pile in the comments!