Never too late.
I’m signing up for university today. —What’s so special about that, you might say. —I’m about to turn forty, I’ve got a great corporate leadership career, and I’m living the life I always dreamt of.
People ask me Why. Why the hell am I going to waste time with the university after having 20 years of career experience.
Why not, I say.
Maybe it’s because I’m a university drop-out, and it feels like there’s some unfinished business. Or because I have the opportunity to be the first in my family history with a university degree. Maybe I want to hang out with young people. But I think that it’s because I want to learn.
I’ll put this growth mindset of mine back to work. If all goes according to the plan, I should have an undergraduate degree in two years. And then I can decide to go for the Bachelor’s, and maybe even an MBA.
It won’t do anything to improve my salary or career; it’s just tending to my yearning for learning.
It’s never too late.