The Importance of Continuous Learning
“The only thing that is constant is change”, Heraclitus.
Learning is the minimum requirement for success in your field. Information and knowledge on everything is increasing every day. This means that your knowledge must also increase to keep up. Continuous learning fills the void of ignorance in us. Henry Ford is credited with this statement: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. But anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young”.
Today, continuous learning forms a necessary part in acquiring critical thinking skills and discovering new ways of relating to people from different cultures. And the good news is; anyone can commit to a continuous learning process, all have to do is get ready and be prepared.
What is continuous learning?
According to Amit Nagpal, Continues learning is your self-motivated persistence in acquiring knowledge and competencies in order to expand your skill set and develop future opportunities. It forms part of your personal and professional development in an effort to avoid stagnation and reach your full potential.
Tips to help improve your Learning
- Decrease your Tv time
- Study other successful people
- Learn how to read faster
- Attend conferences, workshop, and other in person events
- Make a conscious commitment to yourself to engage in lifelong learning
- Be prepared
I am the Founder and President of Young Leaders Arena. Formerly I was the Chief Editor and program co-ordinator at Walktall. Author of the upcoming Book; Success Recipe: Start up Tool-kit for exceptional business growth. I have written numerous articles on both leadership, business start up, entrepreneurship. I have served as thought leader in many societies and organisations, including the Forum on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. I obtained my post graduate from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt. I also have a Bachelors from the Delta State University, Abraka. Twitter & Instagram: @Charlessholokwu