I am a firm believer that it’s never too late. Especially for simpler things like changing your career or learning a new skill or doing anything that will improve your life in some way. Of course, it is a very limited life and no one knows how much time they have left.
That being said, for a lot of the bigger things like traveling the world or moving to another country and living as an expat are definitely things that should be done while you’re young and healthy and able-bodied. It’s better to live the big experiences when you’re young and free, rather than be 80 years old and not able to do any of the things you once wanted to do, looking back on all the things you never got around to doing because you thought you had time.
The most dangerous thing someone can do in life is think they have time to do the big things. That’s only an excuse to put it all off. The only way you’re gonna get around to doing these things is to just do them. You wanna backpack through a handful of other countries with practically no money just to prove you can? Book that one way ticket and just go. Never make excuses for why you can’t, otherwise you never will. I know a lot of people who want to do big things in life, but they end up stuck in a cycle of waiting for just the right time… and it’s kind of frustrating. The time will never be right.
So, instead of asking yourself if it’s too late… stop looking for excuses. Make the career change. Take the piano lesson. Learn the language you’ve been wanting to learn. Book the flight and just go. Do it while you’re young and more importantly, here. There’s nothing to lost and so much to gain. Live freely, without compromise and without regrets. Don’t be one of those people who just exist. Go through life with passion and purpose.