Leornardo DaVinci, by anyone's standard, was perhaps, one of the most gifted and prolific men who ever lived.
A painter,sculptor, architect, engineer, musician, scientist, and natural philosopher, he is credited with saying "ancora imparo," when translated from Italian, means "I am still learning."
It is said that he made this statement when he was well into his 80's, a time when many of us may have decided that there is no more to learn or to contribute.
This attitude about learning will not only rob the person who believes this untruth, but it could also deprive the larger population of some valuable and much needed contribution as well.
Can you imagine where we as a society would be if DaVinci,and others like him, had slowed down or stopped learning altogether when he reached a certain age or a particular status in life?
For those of us interested in self help and personal development, DaVinci's attitude about life and learning should give us the boost we need to continue learning and growing in all areas of our lives, throughout our lives.
Perhaps we, like DaVinci, will create something grand and noble in our golden years.
One thing is certain: For as long as we are alive, we can learn something, and we can make a positive impact in this world if we adopt the the attitude that DaVinci had and never stop learning.