One of the best things about life is that we never have to stop learning. There are always new skills to learn daily. When you look at the most successful people in the world, they understand this, because they use all their opportunity to learn. The best entrepreneurs in the world don’t act like they know everything. They all understand the fact that they have to continuously learn to be successful.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford.
Learning never stops – and that applies to everyone from recent school leavers to retirees. Once we stop learning, we stop growing. Here are few reasons why you need to continue learning.
You will become happier: Learning is tough and can be frustrating. But although the task is hard, nothing is greater than reaching an accomplishment. For highly challenging goals like learning to write software, it is such an amazing feeling when your code works without any bug. Likewise, sports, beating a personal record gives a high feeling like none other.
You’ll become irreplaceable at your workplace: The person who can adapt the most wins. In a workplace, it is not about working hard most times, it is about working smart and this can be achieved when you’ve read and learnt the ways to go around with your work. If you can only sell your product, you are limited by your contribution but you can sell, build and run operations, then you become irreplaceable.
It is a form of self-improvement: There’s no way to truly master any craft without always looking for ways to improve; learning and applying new skills is the ultimate self-improvement.
It broadens the thought and mind: Many scientists believe that much of what we call creativity is simply the ability to translate skills and learn information into another setting. When you’re always learning, you’ll also be able to make better decisions more quickly and confidently as you’ll have access to all your newly gained knowledge
It can help to advance Career: Learning, new skills is essential and will help to take your career to new a new level. With new skills, you’ll have more opportunities and choices.
Learning is Fun: On another note, learning new skills isn’t just about your career t is also fun at the same time. Taking a course and getting yourself educationally equipped is one of the best and fun things to do if you’re feeling a bit dull up there.
Choose to study new things participate in new activates in school or your community, make new friends and build your social network and you will notice how fun and brilliant the idea is
Learning is what enables us to adapt and change: As humans, we adapt to change. In this modern age, advancements in all areas of life constantly move forward at a frightening pace, and it’s by learning that we are able to keep up with the rate of change. And despite what our fears might tell us, we are more than capable to adapt to new ideas, technologies and environments. Just like the older generation has adapted to the use of smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Article by: Busayo Tomoh