We are always encouraged that you are never too late to start anything. However, "anything" means something new like learning a new language, starting a new business, writing a new book, etc. It doesn't mean do something again.
There are many things I want to do it again because I failed to make the right decisions for the first time. But there is no second chance.
If you don't like reading when you are too young to realize the importance of books, no one would blame you for wasting your time. But when you enter college and start academic research, everyone is busy reading and writing papers, you start to read books to learn more about the world, you would be blamed for wasting your time because books are not necessarily required to write a paper, especially there is only one month left before the deadline.
So, in front of the short-term tasks which indeed require a long-term skill that you don't have, what should you do? There are full of short-term goals cutting your time into pieces. If you could get 60 to pass safely this time, what to do for the rest of your life if the same problem appears again.