Our requirements of knowledge are constantly changing – driven by new responsibilities that we take on and constant changes that are taking place in the marketplace. The only way to remain relevant and at the top of our game, is through a process of continuous and constant self-learning.
Importance of Continous & Self Learning
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.Jim Rohn
Sharpen your saw: Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree. “What are you doing?” you ask. “Can’t you see?” comes the impatient reply. “I’m sawing down this tree.”. “You look exhausted!” you exclaim. “How long have you been at it?”. “Over five hours,” he returns, “and I’m beat! This is hard work.”. “Well, why don’t you take a break for a few minutes and sharpen that saw?” you inquire. “I’m sure it would go a lot faster.”.“I don’t have time to sharpen the saw,” the man says emphatically. “I’m too busy sawing!”Stephen Covey – Author – 7 habits of Highly Effective People / The 8th Habit / First Things First
People with learning agility
- read a lot of books
- spend a lot of their own time learning new trends
- will be the most valuable people in the future given the pace of change that is taking place
Where you went to school is becoming increasingly irrelevant
- since this may have been 10 or 15 years ago, and may no longer be relevant to what your current skills are and what you can do
- your skills and your ability to do, is what will become more relevant in the future.
Online / Offline Learning
Recommended Books – Continuous Self Learning
Other concepts on Learning Skills
Investing time and money learning new skills is incredibly important, but are you investing sub-optimally. There are learning processes and techniques that can supercharge your learning, and some errors that can act as impediments to your learning progress.
The Right Technique
We often do things the way we were taught, not because it’s the best way to do it. By keeping you mind open to new ideas and a little amount of research, you could be surprised by the vastly superior and more productive techniques that you can discover, that can boost your productivity and efficiency.
The Right Guru
There is a vast difference in the quality of learning we get from different teachers. When it comes to learning new concepts, always seek out the best-in-the-field to learn from, the higher cost will pay itself back multifold given that the benefits will stay with us for a lifetime.