Lifelong Learning

by Inda Deleon

Lifelong Learning

Have you ever stopped to consider if you’re still learning in the room you’re in or if you’ve outgrown that space? Being the smartest person in the room isn’t an advantage. It’s a sign that you’re probably in the wrong room!

Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “you need to exercise your mind as much as you exercise your body.” It’s true. When we stop learning, we stop growing. Our brain is a muscle that needs to be fed just as our bodies do.

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.

Gail Sheely

What does lifelong learning look like? Here are a few tips:

  1. Don’t be afraid to be taught something new. Stay teachable.
  2. Be prepared to take action when you learn something new. You’re responsible for your growth and success.
  3. Remember that challenges are learning opportunities. Don’t quit at the first challenge.
  4. Seek wisdom. Put yourself in spaces where others are more advanced than you.

The illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

So, what’s next?

  1. Evaluate. Are you in spaces where you are still learning?
  2. If not, what can you do to change that?
  3. If you’re currently learning, are you taking action?

Action. It always comes back to taking action. What action should you take today?

Opening photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

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Written by Inda Deleon