Here is a YouTube clip of my biggest role model, Angela Lansbury, after winning her 5th Tony Award at age 83. Notice how even at this advanced age she is still talking about what she is planning to do work-wise, i.e. how she will continue working towards her legacy goal.
Now aged 84, Angela Lansbury is back on Broadway, doing eight shows a week as Madame Armfeld in the Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music. If you read interviews with her, you will also see that she is still talking about looking for that meaty film role that has eluded her all her life. That’s what I call pursuing your legacy goals until the very end, and this is why she is my biggest role model.
The time is now.
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