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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Embracing lifelong learning

If you wish to be successful in life and career, it's important to fully embrace the concept of lifelong learning.

See, learning doesn't end with the school day, or with the school year. It's not something that fits in neatly somewhere only between the hours of 7am-3pm Monday-Friday and that's it. And it has very little, if anything at all, to do with formal education. It doesn't matter what kind of diploma, degree, or other credentials you have attained. Whether you have a high school diploma, GED, bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctorate, none of that really matters. As many of you know, I'm currently pursuing a doctorate in the form of a Ph.D. While it's true that this is the highest level of academic degree that can be attained, it's certainly not the be-all-end-all of learning. It doesn't make me a genius. It doesn't give me everything I'll ever need to know. All it demonstrates is that I can conduct original scientific research. Big deal. Far more people out there know a heck of a lot more than I do and are far more successful than I am without that formal education. And I sincerely hope that you become one of them.

Lifelong learners, then, are always on the lookout for new opportunities to grow personally and professionally, for both their own benefit and the benefit of others. They know and understand that technology, the way we do business, the workplace, popular trends, entire industries and sectors, etc., are always changing, and by keeping a decent pace with these never-ending changes, lifelong learners can position themselves ahead of the curve - ahead of others.

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