The Power of Continuous Learning

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Learning promotes growth and development. It is healthy for the brain and you are never too old to learn something new. Everyday, you should try to learn something new and the best ways to do this is through reading, listening and watching or observing things and people around you.

If you are often not motivated to begin new projects or to take on new things, you should increase your learning. You don’t have to be an avid reader and take on novels but you should read.  Reading is good for the brain and it is stimulating for the mind. Continuously learning new things will help you become open to take on things you didn’t think you could do before which is a very good way to get yourself motivated and inspired to take a new challenge in your life.

A morning newspaper is a common way some people like to stimulate their brain. They might like to cuddle up with the paper and their coffee before they begin their long day or even read the newspaper every night before you go to bed. This is an excellent habit to get into. Now reading the newspaper can be difficult for some people.  In fact, you might not like the newspaper because of the ink or you believe in recycling and you are against the newspapers being printed.  So there are actually many options and one of these is that you can read the news online everyday at your computer. You don’t necessarily have to be on a news site but you can read anything that interests you. Maybe you would like to learn a new skill. You can go to a site that focuses on this skill and read a little bit every day.

Of course, reading is not the only thing you can do to continuously be learning. If you don’t have time to read or if you don’t like to read, there are other ways you can learn.  Many people who have long commutes often listen to audio CD’s. Some people learn a different language or listen to a novel.  The fact is there are many different things or topics you can listen to at any time of the day.

Listening can also extend to your television while you are getting ready for work. You might choose to turn on the news and listen to the news every morning. You can listen to a cooking channel or public radio. You don’t have to read if you are not a big reader.

Listening to your friends, family and other people is another important aspect you need to focus on to learn something new and remain motivated. When you listen to others, they will want to be around you because they will know what they say means something to you and you will learn.  You will feel good about yourself as you respect others which will build motivation.

If you are a visual person, you might prefer watching videos. You may want to learn new skills like cooking, embroidery, jewelry making and etc. by watching videos that teach these skills. Nowadays, you can simply go to youtube, TED Talks and other video channels to  browse on various topics where you can learn anything you want to help you improve on your skills or your personality. You may also want to join an online training community such as Ulearn where you can learn on topics such as business strategies, self-development, sales automation, valuable seminars and more.

In todays economy, it is a must that we’re able to be updated on whatever we need to help us become competent in our work and life endeavors. This is why continuous learning is extremely important to motivation. Everyday, you should maintain a routine of learning something.  You might want to read the newspaper on a daily basis, listen to tapes or the radio, watch videos or even just listen to people especially those who you consider as your coach or mentor.

The power of continuous learning will not only continue to change your life for the better but will also build your value higher  which leads to making more money as well. The fact is, continuous learning – no matter when or where it takes place – changes you as a person in remarkable and surprising ways. It sparks a fire. It makes you more open to experiences and ideas… more tolerant and understanding of others. It instills a desire to keep growing and improving as an individual making you a better person, better parent, better employer, better neighbor and a better citizen.

Remember to find the time and inspiration to read, to study, to create, and, ultimately, to lead. This is more than self-improvement; it’s self-preservation. Because to survive and thrive in our knowledge economy, you must continually sharpen your skills and learn new ones. In the end, through the power of continuous learning, your life will be very much improved. And so are all of our lives, forever changed because of your accomplishments.

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