Don’t throw away your books just yet.
During our early years, we are constantly engaged in learning. We start off with nursery, head off to primary and secondary school, then head off to either sixth form or college and then perhaps by choice go to University. When we are done with compulsory education, some of us are reluctance to pickup a book or learning something new.
However with the progress of technology, you don’t have step inside a classroom to keep on learning. There are a vast amount of resources to choose from and investing in yourself has never been more important.
Learning is good for your self-esteem and emotional well-being. It’s as if, learning is almost therapeutic. When you are able to master something, it’s thrilling. It also comes with a sense of accomplishment. As a result, you’ll become more conversant, sophisticated and you will also have a better understanding of the world.
How can you invest in yourself?
Knowledge is power; regardless if you’re a secondary school leaver or Ph’D graduate – be willing enough to be open to new ideas, experiences and challenges. You can do this by:
Asking yourself questions
Human beings are problem solvers, so asking the mind questions gets it ticking, and therefore a quest for information will always begin. Here’s a task: come up with a question you would like to answer within a week or month (it’s up to you) and challenge yourself to gather information about this particular topic. For example ‘how will the economy recover from Brexit’, this gives you an actionable learning goal.
Do something unusual
Rather than staying in and watching Netflix, head out to your local library or museum. You can even head to your local university, and check whether they are having any talks or lectures. Take a friend with you, as we tend retain information when we can discuss it with someone or use it immediately.
Tickets can be expensive, along with accommodation, however if you are able to travel, then great! Travelling can be a great way to gain new knowledge and surround yourself with different people. Learn a new language or embed yourself in a different culture.
Continuous learning and personal growth is essential to success, as the world progress, it is important to keep up. There will always be obstacles and roadblocks within our lives, however long life learning prepares and aids you with the skills and tools you need to overcome these potential obstacles you could face in life.
This post was written by Freda.