“Never stop learning.”
It’s easier said than done. Isn’t it?
Every single day is full of new challenges and hustles. In order to overcome these obstacles, one has to update oneself with new skills from time to time.
I believe that learning any new skill is like adding more arrows in your stock so whenever the challenging time arises, you hit the bull’s eye with your skills.
But for most of us.
This is not how it works!
Because either we are too comfortable in our zones or we think that we are witty enough.
In most cases, we only start learning new things either we are obliged to do it or there are no other options left!
Only a few percents of the world’s population makes this learning habit as part of their regime. And it’s no surprise that they are the most successful people in their respective careers.
Take the example of Warren Buffet, after achieving so much in life, even today he spends most of his time reading.
You know why?
Because the top entrepreneurs in the world don’t act like they know everything.
They always stay humble and grounded to acquire as much they can even from a small kid.
It’s time now to give you more reasons to start updating yourself because all we need is the one strong motive, find yours below!
WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER STOP LEARNING
1. To keep yourself updated with the world.
“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban
No matter what stage of work and life you’re in, you have to keep yourself updated in order to compete with the world otherwise there will always be someone who would be more deserving than you.
So work and cultivate your life skills and career skills because the day you stop learning would be the day your graph in every sphere of life would start declining.
2. To enhance your creativity.
“But out of limitations comes creativity” – Debbie Allen
The best thing about living a creative life is that we lose our fear of being wrong because we just do who we love.
Creativity is like a fuel for a mind, nobody judges you, nobody questions you and you become the free-flowing soul which is really important in this competitive and judgemental world!
Along with your career, just find one thing that you like doing in your spare time. It could be cooking, cycling, dancing or maybe hiking.
In my case, it’s being bilingual. I started learning the French Language from Alliance Francaise 4 months back and it amazing! It refreshes you within and it’s a life-changing experience.
Just search for some creative outlet in your town and jump in. You never know, it could open up a lot of other opportunities for you.
3. To enhance your existing skills.
Enhancing skills is just like sharpening your an axe so that you could cut more trees (achieve more) every day!
Sadly, we all are busy in cutting trees and almost forgot to sit back and sharpen our axes(minds). Therefore, always spare some time to enhance yourself so that you never feel rejected and outdated. Keep enhancing your daily work practices from time to time, it helps!
4. To add new skills.
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho
Adding new skills is an adventurous ride but in the end, it’s fruitful. On the other hand, a routine is monotonous, it kills your desires and makes you numb. Time demands upgradations and updations from us, therefore, adding new skills would make you stand out from the crowd. No matter what profession you are in, adding new skills is always a smart choice in furthering your career.
If you think your skills are outdated or your industry is changing, it’s time to adapt to new techniques. If traditional marketing is disappearing, have you considered learning Digital Marketing? If you’re in the IT sector, you can always learn new programming languages by opting for courses online.
Luckily, the Internet makes educational opportunities endless. Whether you use an e-learning site like Udemy for shorter online courses or you pursue an entirely new degree online, there are plenty of options. All you need is desire and a little (which I’m giving) to start.
5. To keep yourself happy and productive.
Just like we do a software update on our mobile phones in order to keep it fast and avoid crashing. Similarly, our mind needs daily updates otherwise it would start crashing.
Life would become meaningless if you keep on doing whatever you are doing, the productiveness would vanish, you will always feel stressful and left out.
This is not how you are supposed to live, you are here to live life to the fullest and just be happy! Therefore, it is the need of the hour to learn new things and check for the updates from time to time.
OVER TO YOU
I know it is always hard at the beginning, however, a little progress every day would compile up to big results.
Because, it’s only when you move out of the comfort zone, you start growing. So prepare yourself to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you are going to try something new.
And by the end….Trust me, you would enjoy every bit of it…Good Luck!