When I give keynotes on leadership and learning, I often tell people that it is never too late to reach for their goals, learn and achieve more – whether as a leader or in any other part of their life. I have some great examples I share, but today, I have a new favorite.
Ken Mink, at age 73, just became the oldest person to play college basketball – and he scored two points on free throws. You can read the full story here.
We aren’t born leaders or basketball players. While we might have natural gifts, in order to make a difference we must apply our talents, and remain a learner. Ken Mink is my new hero. He is living his dream and reminds me that learning leadership (or anything else) is something that we can do any time, regardless of our circumstances.
It is never too late to move towards your leadership (or basketball) potential.