Everyone wants a full, satisfied life. Many people do not necessarily want a long life; just a fulfilling one characterized by happiness, achievements, and zero regrets. However, this seems like a fantasy to many. People around you may throw some discouraging comments your way, saying how a ‘fulfilling life’ is for the rich.
While that may be partially true, you will be relieved to know that financial freedom is not necessary for a full life. Living a life of fullness begins with a willingness to learn. Every working professional remembers the time when they were in school.
The morning lecturers and the exams were not so fun, were they? You wished to be done with it and begin working. Now that you are working, there are days when you miss being in school. College life may not be very stressful compared to your current life. There is a lot that you need to experience and learn. With your social life, business, family commitments and everything else, time is a limited resource. You must find new ways, every time, to absorb new stuff efficiently.
When you gain new knowledge and learn new skills, you get solutions and answers to your life problems and in turn, a higher sense of fulfillment. Formal education and qualifications are important if you want to secure a good job. However, going to school is not the only type of learning there is. You learn in many ways and the experiences help you grow. You can acquire knowledge and develop skill sets anywhere.
Nonetheless, lifelong learning involves having a positive attitude towards learning, both for professional and personal development. A lifelong learner develops and learns because they have made a choice to do just that; it is a voluntary and deliberate act. When you become a lifelong learner, your understanding of the world is enhanced, your quality of life improved and you can access better opportunities. People are now retiring later in life, thanks to increased life expectancy. As a lifelong learner, you have better chances of having productive working days.
You will experience profound progress and a sense of wellbeing. A knowledgeable and highly skilled employee is considered an asset in a company. This means faster promotion and, of course, a salary increase. With more expertise, a worker adds value to…