Are you constantly learning? I know, I am. We learn by living. But are you always seeking out opportunities to learn? Let’s look at some reasons why we should be doing that.
Dumb Little Man makes a good case for constantly learning in his post, 5 Reasons Why You Must Constantly Learn. I will assume that you will read the post. I’ll just tell you the 5 reasons he mentions and briefly give you my views on what he says:
- To perform, perform and perform. While I’m not sure I agree with this completely, I do get the fact if you want to succeed, you’ve got to keep learning.
- To get out of your comfort zone. That’s a definite yes for me.
- To have a longer and healthier life. Oh yes, one of the reasons I’m always open to new learning is that I want to keep my mind healthy and not risk early senility. (Do I hear some people whisper, “Too late now!”? 😉 )
- To improve your personal relationships. That’s a new angle for me. I’d never thought of that, but I’ll need to think about it before I agree.
- To feel good. That’s a big yes for me!
Then I found this post from Chalkstreet : 6 benefits of constantly learning new things. Do read the post, but let me share my ideas on the 6 points with you.
- Makes you stand out. Hmmm…I guess this gives you better conversational skills. Reminds me to share on of de Bono’s books with you sometime soon. I guess this could be a reason to learn…. Does this with Dumb Little Man’s (DLM’s) point #4? Perhaps.
- Keeps your brain young and healthy. Same reason as DLM’s #3
- Helps to beat boredom to a pulp. Naturally. I’ve got to agree with that and add my famous last words, “Only boring people get bored.”
- Keeps you competitive and successful. Same reason as DLM’s #1.
- Gives you alternative career options. That’s absolutely right. I sure worked for me. I’ve reinvented myself over several times only because I’m always ready to learn something new.
- Helps you live more deeply. Learning all the time definitely improves the quality of life and as DLM says too in #5, it makes you feel good about yourself.
And I guess I just learned (and demonstrated) how to take posts from two people and create a third one out of them!
Before I forget, there’s a great resource here from Janice Wald of Mostly Blogging : 71 Awesome Tips That Will Make Your Blog Successful. Happy one year blogaversary, Janice. You’ve come a long way quickly.
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