Is It Ever Too Late to Learn?

Have you ever pondered going back to school, and then thought you were too old–or that it was too late to learn?

I’m here to tell you from experience, as long as you’re alive, it’s never too late to learn!



Check out this interesting infographic a writer friend located for me.  Are we ever too old to learn and succeed?

                                  [Source: Funders and Founders; illustrated by Anastasia Borko]

I see some really familiar faces there – and others unknown to me – but how fascinating! In their 20s, 30s, 40s, and OLDER, before they ever began their journeys toward their now noted achievements in life.


I can really relate, because I was 50 when I earned my Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree back in 2008, which launched me into my current instructional design and curriculum development career. Now, at 58, I am within a couple months of finally achieving my highest academic endeavor: earning my Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree and becoming Dr. K. Lee Banks!


So what about YOU?


What do you think of this infographic? Did you know some of these people achieved their success later in life?


How about you? Have you recently taken steps to pursue a delayed goal in your life?



2 thoughts on “Is It Ever Too Late to Learn?”
  1. Wow! At forty-two I still feel a nobody because I have been stuck in a corporate job that does not value career advancement. What I am doing now is following my passion. Hope it is never too late to be here.

  2. Hi Karen,

    I irritated my whole family and my teachers by flat out refusing to go to uni from school. Then in my early 20s I did a home study degree. In my 50s I did another vocational course. Then – some years on (LOL) – I started learning blogging and Internet Marketing.

    Completely agree – never too late to start learning new skills. These days, if you don’t, you’ll be left behind. Especially if you’re trying to run an online business.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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