Always Be Learning
For some reason, people tend to think that learning is only done in school and that when you’re done with school, you’re done learning. People mistakenly think that they now know everything they’ll need to know for the rest of their lives.
A lot of people I’ve met think that way, and it’s a mindset that is harming our society. The world is ever-changing, and we need to be constantly growing to adapt. That means that we need to never stop learning.
I, myself graduated from high school, went on to college, and even have a master’s degree. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t learned much since I’ve finished going to school. I’ve learned so much about business, sales, management, personal finance, parenting, technology tools, and so much more since my last days in college.
In every career, no matter what field you’re in, you always need to be learning. With time, new things get introduced. New trends or current events affect your profession directly or indirectly.
Now with the internet (and especially smartphones), you have so many tools at your disposal to keep on learning. According to Matt Mayberry at Entrepreneur Magazine, “Pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before, as technological advances can relay information instantaneously to our fingertips. It's a modern day privilege to take this convenience and utilize it in productive ways.” Whenever you have some down time, you could be using that time to be improving yourself.
In education, I have seen new theories of learning, new instructional strategies, and new educational tools that spawned from the increasing use of technology and the internet. As a teacher, I’ve had to learn about them and how to successfully implement them for the benefit of my students.
Learning also keeps life from becoming boring. There is so much to learn about, learn to do, or simply discover. If you find something awe-inspiring, it’s refreshing. SkillsYouNeed.com states that “Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us, provide us with more and better opportunities and improve our quality of life.”
Learning keeps life anew. Keep doing it.
Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.
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