Want to stay engaged and excited about your life? Here’s the top 10 reasons you’ve got to stay open and keep learning…
Remember, while some would like to think that learning and changing are things that only younger people need to worry about, personal growth and development is actually something you should worry about at all times, no matter your age. Lifelong learning can benefit you at all stages of your life and should be something you are always reaching for. Here’s why.
Reason #10. You’ll Have More Energy
When you think about the times you’ve felt the most vibrant and alive the chances are good you were embarking on a new project or creating something exciting. By making the effort to be a perpetual learner you’re aware of the opportunities and possibilities that are available to you and you’ll be ready to take them on. Not only will you feel good and be excited about being engaged fully in your life you’ll create more magic in your world.
Reason #9. You’ll Be A More Interesting Person
Stop and try to remember the last time someone told you that this is just the way we do things around here without backing it up with a good reason. Chances are it’s a very long time ago… virtually no one stays that stuck in the old ways of doing things anymore. So be aware of how important it is to be up to speed with current knowledge and always keep an open mind.
Reason #8. You Will Be Better Prepared to Deal with Challenges
When you value learning and growing throughout your life, you see opportunities instead of challenges, which makes you better prepared for facing the obstacles that life will throw at you. When you are faced with unexpected outcomes, your ability to learn will help you stretch your comfort zone and find new opportunities instead of wallow in unfortunate circumstances.
Reason #7. You Will be Better Prepared for the Changes of the World
The world is continually changing and evolving, and if you do not try to keep up, you can soon get left behind. Whether it is technology, world events, economics, or just the skills needed to survive in the world, it is vital to stay fresh and always be learning about the latest thing. The more you know, the more prepared you are for changes and can more easily keep up with life and the fast-paced world.
Reason #6. You Will Feel More Confident
When you are good at what you do, you feel confident in yourself. Lifelong learning and the ability to keep growing can help you master your capabilities and raise your self-esteem throughout your life. When you feel confident, you are more likely to succeed and to take more risks, which can bring you more significant rewards.
Reason #5. You Will Be More Employable
The days of one career in a lifetime are over, and we all need to keep learning to survive in an ever-changing job market. If you want to stay employable as well as continue to advance in your chosen field, then continuing to learn and grow is imperative. Knowledge and skills need to grow with your industry, and at some point, you might change careers altogether, so your ability to learn will come in handy when you do. Employers today want people who can learn, not people who think they already know everything.
Reason #4. You Will Be More Socially Aware
Only when you intentionally seek out perspectives and viewpoints different from your own can you increase your empathy and social awareness. If you want to know more about the world and make a difference in your community, then you must be willing to learn about the problems that people face and to find solutions that can help.
Reason #3. You Can Value and Understand Different Perspectives
Instead of thinking you already know it all, continuous learning helps you see that you can gain a great deal from other people. Knowledge helps you understand different viewpoints, solutions, and perspectives, and the more you know, the more you value that others have different ideas from you. Only when you are open to learning can you truly change who you are and what you believe.
Reason #2. You Can Share Your Knowledge with Others
Those who value lifelong learning appreciate the opportunity to share what they know with others. They enjoy teaching as well as learning. When you help others learn, you become a leader and apply your knowledge in new and more profound ways that strengthen your understanding. Being a continuous learner means that you want others to continue learning, as well.
Reason #1. You Will Live Longer
Studies show that those who continue to be mentally active throughout their lives will live longer and be much more fulfilled in their later years. Learning gives you a purpose and helps you stay healthy. And you can access so much game changing information for free online to make your life a better place.
While we’ve covered just ten reasons why you need to become a life time learner there’s so many more. And we are so fortunate to have the resources at hand to learn. Make sure you’ve got the Kindle app installed on your mobile device and watch for special promos on books. There’s so many great non fiction books out there you can read that will really enrich your world.
Also keep an eye out here for our upcoming course. It will help you grow and expand your thinking in ways you haven’t considered. You’ll be richer and happier for taking the time to learn and stay fully engaged with your life. After all school is never out when you keep growing and improving.