Never stop learning! The most successful people in the world are those who continue to expand their knowledge of the world around them. No matter how much you think you know about your job, you can always learn more. This can benefit you in more ways than one.
The Benefits of Continuous Learning
- Improve your job outlook. The more you know, the further you can go! When you increase your on-the-job know-how, you start to become a subject matter expert in your field. This can lead to promotions, or new and different positions.
- Increase your brain power. Neuroplasticity describes the ease with which information travels in between brain cells. By exercising your brain, you can improve how well it functions, including your memory and concentration.
- Stay sharp. No doubt, the industry you work in is constantly evolving. Stay up-to-date with industry developments to ensure your work is always cutting edge.
- Feel better. Studies have shown that people who continue to learn enjoy stronger immune systems and higher self esteem. Improve your health and happiness through continuing to learn about anything from job skills to hobbies.
Ways to Keep Learning
To keep your mind nimble, consider the following:
- Read. For fun, for information or to learn about industry happenings, it’s always a good idea to read! Check out the internet, industry-related journals, books, research studies… the list is endless!
- Volunteer. Learn about something new by choosing a cause and volunteering to help.
- Accept new job responsibilities. Increase your job experience by taking on new and different projects at work. Work with your boss to determine how this can apply to your development plan.
- Take a class. To earn continuing education credits (depending on the requirements within your profession) or just to learn something new, take a class! You can build on your career-related skills, learn a new language or art form, or expand your knowledge of just about anything. Check out local colleges or adult education programs.
- Google it. To learn more about something, simply Google it. You can find links to websites, forums, blogs and YouTube videos, to name just a few. Remember, however, that anyone can post anything to the internet—it’s always good to fact check what you find online!
- Listen. You can learn a lot by listening to those in the know. Consider working with a job coach or job mentor to help you learn more about your chosen profession.
Time Spent Learning is Always Time Well Spent
There’s always room in your mind for more knowledge. You may have an idea of how you’d like to spend the remainder of your career, but no one can predict with 100 percent certainty what the future holds. Learning new things can open many doors for you as you journey down your career path!
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