Is It Ever Too Late to Start a New Career?

I'm in my late 40s and this top is on my mind a lot. So why not write an article about it?

I feel lost at times because I did a full career in the military, and I've jumped around to a few things in the past few years.

Have I missed my calling?

Is it too late?

Should I focus on making as much money as possible before I retire?

Is it really true that you should do what you love, and the money will follow?

These are the kinds of questions that rattle around my mind at times.

It is never too late to start a new career.

There are examples of people going into medical school during their 60's. It's all good. If you want to do something, go do it.

The point is that we are all going to die, and you might as well form a career that you are proud of while taking care of your basic financial needs.

This new venture or career can be a form of creation for you. It can make you alive again. You and I were born creators. I really believe that as a musician, writer, and entrepreneur myself.

Be creative in your new career. Find new ways to do things. Find better ways to do the same processes. That makes it fun and you can server others with these creations.

  1. 2nd or 3rd or 4th Start of a Career
  2. Is It Too Late to Start a Business at 50?
  3. Is It Too Late to Become Successful?
  4. What Age Do Most Entrepreneurs Start?

My 2nd or 3rd or 4th Start of a Career ☺

I've worked in different segments of IT: systems admin, front end development, WordPress development, network installations, etc.

At one point, I was in Graduate School to become a clinical therapist, but decided to stay in IT. I couldn't stand most of my classmates and the standards of Graduate School were a joke.

These days, if you just turn in a paper with the minimum word count and sign your name at the top, you will get an A or B on the assignment.

Some of the dumbest, least-read people I've ever met were in a Top 5 Graduate School for Clinical Social Work. I'm not exaggerating. I decided to leave.

Every year, the standards in Academics get lowered. The population is becoming more stupid by the year.

So now I'm back in IT doing systems Admin and developing websites on the side. I just have to remind myself that I'm not alone. People are starting new careers at all ages, all the time.

I've accepted the fact I may change careers again. I tend to get bored after doing one thing for a period. That's ok. I've made peace with it.

Is It Too Late to Start a Business at 50?

No, there are examples of people who struck it rich after 50.

You could also just want the autonomy of owning your own business after 50 without dreams of making millions. You have an advantage over immature, younger workers. You're in the golden age of wisdom and work ethic . Go ahead, take pride in it.

Is It Too Late to Become Successful?

You can start a business at any age, but will it be successful?

Certainly, it's something to consider, especially at a mature age. But, maybe it's not as risky as one might previously have thought because, what is the alternative? The alternative is to be in fear and keep doing something that doesn't maximize your potential or your dreams. You can succeed at any age; you just need to define what success really means to you.

What Age Do Most Entrepreneurs Start?

According to one study, entrepreneurs are 38 years old on average.

This is just an average and shouldn't concern you. There are people all over the age spectrum becoming entrepreneurs.

Final Thoughts

We humans are genetically tribal and that includes most entrepreneurs.

We inflict ourselves with societal pressure and compare ourselves to others. Be aware of this impulse and choose to take a different path. Most people don't have the gumption to strike out and do something entrepreneurial.

That's why you're different. You can start your new career now, at your age, and you're immediately different and more appealing than most people in your mature age bracket.

Go for it, my friend. Let me know how it works out. Who knows, we may even do business together in some fashion.