This article discusses the enormous benefit of continuous learning. Personal development leads to business and employees development. Developed leadership skills and knowledge, reskill, and upskill or acquire new skills with continuous learning.
Continuous learning simply means to continue learning and educating yourself to remain relevant and knowledgeable in your topics of choice. Develop a specialisation in a particular subject of your choice, become the master of your craft, and demonstrate your expertise to your clients, associates and prospects.
On a personal note at Girlfridayz, we believe if you stop learning you are either brain dead or plateaued. Because every person has the capacity to learn, some faster than others but we all have the ability to learn at our own pace.
I might add that anybody you meet can teach you something new therefore do not disregard anybody because you feel secure in your limited knowledge. Do not underestimate yourself no skills are better than any other, because you never know when someone will require your knowledge, skills and ability at any given point in their lives or business.
The key to knowing if you have learned and understood a subject is to apply it to its fullest, as well as explained it to others without industry jargon but in simple terms. This proved that you are knowledgeable in your subject matter. In order to get to this level, it is to keep on practising the subject until it becomes second mature and keeps updating your knowledge simple as this.
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What are the benefits of continuous learning
Improve brain functions, help you understand and memorised information. Research shows they are several ways to improve your brain and learning something new is one of them.
Meet new people
Involve yourself in your community
read books, eBooks
Attend courses and masterclasses
Listen to podcasts, or develop your own podcast
Feel good about your newfound knowledge, upskilling, reskilling (sharpen the saw)
Have fun whilst learning
Do not compare yourself to anyone when learning.
What does continuous learning mean in terms of personal development
Help you fully develop natural abilities
Open your minds to sponge new things
Create curious and imagination
Make the world a better place
Help you to adapt to change
Helps find meaning in your life
Keeps you involved as an active contributor to society
Helps you establish valuable relationships and new friends
Leads to an enriching life of self-fulfilment
Why reading is important
Reading helps to expand the mind and give us more ideas. Reading has been proven to keep our minds young, healthy and sharp, with studies showing that reading can even help prevent Alzheimer's disease and improve cognitive functions.
Having said all this it is good to keep in mind that they are several ways people learn, some people are better learners when they touch and feel something, take it apart and build it again, but are not necessarily able to learn from a book.
Some people are book smart they can extract and understand information from reading a book and use knowledge learn to their advantage as well as improve on knowledge learn.
Some people are better listeners and learn through listening via podcasts or video. They are able to grasp the content, improve it and use it to their advantage.
Some people learn better when the information is broken down in easy content to digest, they love infographics and pictures or written text with a short paragraph and no hard words or lengthy complex words.
Some people need the information to be repeated many times before understanding it. That does not mean they are slow learners but just they need more time to understand complex subjects. However, once they get it they excel in it.
Some people learn when the information is structured, detailed and orderly. When they get it these people excel in it.
Some people learn better in an unorganised environment and surrounded with many possession they tend to thrive and find everything in their "mess" and educate you on many things too.
When learning a topic do not discourage yourself by calling yourself negative names (" I'm so stupid, I can't do because I 'm not good at this") or comparing yourself to other people, in doing so you are stamping your own growth.
It's best to have a can-do attitude and positive talk to oneself when learning with reinforcing positive statements ("I can do this, it's not hard") in doing so you are opening yourself to learning.
Another point everything appears hard until we discover what it really entails and learns it. Once we have learned it becomes easy.
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