“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”Albert Einstein
Learning is an integral part of our existence. It is a never-ending and lifelong process. The more things you learn every day, the more expansive your mind and your life get.
Your value is attached to what you know and what you can do. People at the top of the spectrum do not care so much about your extrinsic qualities. Hence, you can make or break your career or business with the amount of learning that you acquire along the way.
Our brains are like saws in need of frequent sharpening. The lack, thereof, may cause the loss of our lives’ meaning. This is why many people dedicate so much time and money to their studies.
They go to university, take their master’s degree, and sometimes even Ph.D. They have a clear vision of what learning is all about and they go all out. Is it necessary? Definitely! Do you have to go to school for it? Definitely not!
Continuous learning is the habit of acquiring knowledge and necessary skills to level up in life or business. It is fueled by a person’s eagerness to grow as an individual. It could be formal education or self-education. In any case, it benefits not only the person but also society, in general.
They say that knowledge is power. It is true.
Remember the last time you were asked to talk about a topic you knew nothing about? How did it make you feel?
If it’s an impromptu speech, I’d assume that your knees trembled. You can’t talk much because you have little to no knowledge of the topic. Your thoughts may have been all over the place. You probably cannot construct your sentences very well.
What if you knew a lot about the topic because you’ve been researching about it for a while? How will it make you feel?
Indeed! You’ll be able to say a lot about the topic in a more constructive manner. You speak more eloquently and with gusto. You’re capable of answering any questions they might throw at you.
Do you see the difference? Learning makes you more confident.
Continuous learning plays a vital role in your employment. Most jobs require people with experience thinking that they could do the job better.
How do you get experience? You need to apply what you learn.
Employers tend to favor people with vast learning compared to one who’s just starting. It’s the hard truth.
Having more knowledge than other people in your field sets you apart. The harder it is to replace you, the more you get to earn.
One book that I highly recommend is So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport. It’s a deep-dive into how you can use everything you learned and your hard work to get noticed. If you’d like to set yourself apart, it’s the right book for you.
It’s easy to start conversations with different people if you have a good amount of learning to use. Apart from being confident to communicate, you’ll actually enjoy it more.
When you engage with people, most especially those outside your circle, you acquire some information that you would not have otherwise. You can put your knowledge to the test and challenge everything you know. You expand your network too.
The more you learn, the more you earn and the more you get to experience. It does not mean your life will be a total creampuff but you’ll definitely have an advantage.
You will live a more convenient life. You’ll probably have the capacity to buy anything you need or like.
The best part is, you get to take control.
Since you’re irreplaceable, employers or clients will understand your value more. They will consider you as an asset. Negotiations on time and money will be a breeze in most cases. To put it into perspective, life will be sweeter in all aspects.
Now, you may be thinking that you don’t have the time to make this happen. Well, you can reason all you want about how busy you are. It’s up to you. But if you want to make your life a little better, never stop learning. It always pays off.
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