When you reach an age where everyone being drafted into professional sports is younger than you, it is easy to consider yourself an underachiever. When watching news segments about people younger than you who are inventing new products, becoming active CEOs for companies, or basically changing the world, you have two options: You can either wallow in self-pity for an inordinate amount of time, or you can choose to be inspired.

In honor of Trailblazer week, we found five very successful young people who are following their dreams. After we picked our jaws up off the ground, we chose to be motivated by their work. So read on, be encouraged, and maybe you will make our next list of inspirational human beings.