We at The Morning Adam™ love William Shatner.
Did you know that he didn’t win an Emmy until he was 73 years old – for a guest appearance on a show that had already been cancelled?William Shatner waited his whole life.
Not for Captain James T. Kirk.
Not for T.J. Hooker.
Not Denny Crane on Boston Legal, as a primary cast member for the entire series run.
Denny Crane on The Practice, where he played the character in a guest-star arc at the very end of the final season.
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Not that it was a straight path to the top, either.
A couple years after the original Star Trek television series went off the air, Shatner got cleaned out in his first divorce. A few years after creating Captain Kirk, he was living in a camper, ekeing out a living doing appearances at children’s birthday parties.
Then he began his climb back to the top, through guest appearances, paid spokesperson gigs – whatever it took.
Today, in his mid-80s, he sits atop a personal empire that will make your head spin when you really look into it and see how many projects he has going on and how many lives he’s impacting.
Talk about a story of being persistently consistent and staying at the intersection of your brilliance and passion!
If you don’t have your Emmy yet, keep on keeping on.
You’ll get there if you never quit!
You got this!Why we love William Shatner