Reagan was expelled from The Webb School of CA because the School administration thought he was a bad influence on the other kids. He became the 40th President of the United States.  In his words,“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”

Born to a low-income family in 1911, Ronald Reagan grew up in Illinois.  During high school he was part of the swim team and football team.  He was even Student Body President.  After high school, he enlisted in the Army Reserves.  Long before the civil rights movement, Reagan opposed racial discrimination.  He often recalled a time when two black football teammates were denied accommodations at a hotel.  He invited them to stay the night at his mother’s house.  

After college, Reagan began work as a radio sports commentator and then moved into acting.  Career choice #1.  Even after gaining fame as a Hollywood actor, Reagan continued to oppose racial discrimination.  He was known for giving speeches in favor of racial equality following World War II.

In 1966 Reagan, having changed from Democrat to Republican, ran for Governor of the State of California and won.  As Governor, Reagan raised taxes but took the state budget from a deficit to a surplus.  The ultimate success in career #2, came just a few days before Reagan’s 70th birthday when he was elected President of the United States of America.  Talk about a late bloomer.  

Growth isn’t always linear.  And neither is success.  Sometimes it starts, stagnates and picks back up.  We should never stop trying to become the person we wish to be or reaching for our dreams.  There is no limit as to what we can accomplish because along with intelligence, imagination, and wonder, the human spirit is also beyond limits.  We each have the ability to rise, and rise again.  Forget your failures.  Remember the lessons.  Be open to change.  You’re never too old to bloom.  You, too, may go from being expelled for being a bad example to ending the Cold War.  Well, maybe not the Cold War since it ended long ago, but maybe something equally as big or perhaps preventing the next Cold War.

Take Reagan’s philosophy and make it yours, “My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose. Somehow we win out.”


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Each image is limited to a total of 150 prints. Once the limit is reached, the image is retired. Additionally, each print is made to order and is on high quality fine art archival paper from superior printing services. Prints will be shipped rolled in a tube.

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