I love the story of James Podsiadly for one reason. He has broken convention and in doing so, will change peoples perception forever.
For the uninitiated, James managed to break into the AFL ranks for the first time at the age of 28. Playing his first game for Geelong in season 2010. In football terms he’s a senior citizen. In fact, most people start retiring around that vintage. But James wasn’t fortunate enough to get picked to play at AFL level at a young age. Geelong is his third club, and he has been starring this year.
He’s proven that age is relative to development.
He’s proven that age is relative to opportunity.
He’s proven that desire can be translated into results.
He’s proven that great work eventually gets noticed.
He’s proven that sometimes people / companies / clubs get it wrong.
He’s proven that staying the course over a a long period is where results live.
So far in the year 2010, he’s the most inspiring person I’ve come across. Before we make an assessment of someone’s worth, we should think of James. He’s also who we should remember when we think of quitting, or we’re overlooked in whatever we are doing.
Startup Blog says: Thankyou James.