Does learning ever end? Of course it doesn’t, which is why I felt discussing this topic was important.
I’ll briefly take you through the various stages of learning:
Birth>pre-school>primary school>secondary or high school>college/university followed by…. LIFE and WORK.
I think we can all agree that during every stage of life, we learn something… right?
The most important lesson in this is what we choose to learn well and how it forms our future as an adult in society.
How we cope with all of this information is another story all together…
Here’s a list of the types of things learned during the course of life:
- Team work
- Technical skills
I’m sure I could add many more, but you get the idea.
Each stage of our lives is a learning experience, from gaining a new relationship to a new job role. It’s up to us how we handle it.
It’s important to note that in both cases, we should probably keep an open mind. We should not treat relationships as we did the last one, whether it’s for personal or professional reasons… purely because each one is different and we should learn what to do and what not to do from our previous experiences.
The same goes for a new job role.. we should be open to change. No job or company is the same and although we might have had a certain “comfort” or “way” of doing things in one job, it might not work the same in another.
A friend/business associate reminded me of a great book that helps us realise the power of change. Check it out, it’s quite an eye-opener.
A positive attitude also goes a long way in life… instead of thinking “why do I need to know that”, you should be saying “I’d like to know more about that”!
Thinking, learning and doing is very healthy.
Thanks for reading!