Skip to main content

How to Succeed in Life: 9 Reasons why "Continuous Learning" is the Key

It is a well-established notion that learning is important for growth and success, however, it will help many people if can revisit the key benefits of making learning a habit.

Here are a few thoughts on why learning is important, collated from various sources and experiences:

1.       We are born to learn
2.       Knowledge is food for our minds just like protein is food for our muscles
3.       A well-learned person is respected by all
4.       We get better at problem-solving
5.       Learning a new skill can get us a better work opportunity or growth in the current one
6.       Keeps our mind sharp and opens up our thinking
7.       Builds the ability and tendency for innovation
8.       The quickest way to motivate oneself is to learn something
9.       The quickest way to motivate someone else is to teach them something

Now if we combine our learning with action, that concocts the solution for success. Here are a few actions that can follow through our learning endeavors:

a.       Make notes so that you can refer to them later
b.      Write an article or a blog post about what you learned. It will help you summarize the learning
c.       Teach what you learned to someone. This will really embed it in your brain and mature your thought as well to a better understanding
d.       Apply it in your day to day life
e.    Do it every day so that it becomes a habit

You can also read tips on improving your learn-ability. So why wait, let’s start learning and applying to succeed.

Please share your thoughts and questions in the comments below.

Popular posts from this blog

Internal and External Barriers to Effective Communication: And how to overcome them!

Communication Skills are revered to be the key to success. It is true for an individual, teams, organizations, and relationships. Over time you can improve your skill to communicate and leave an impression on everyone you interact with.  However, when you take the car out on the road you are bound to face some bumps and traffic. In a similar way, there are barriers that hinder effective communication. So, what are the barriers to communication? And how to overcome them? Simply put, we can categorize barriers to communication as Internal & External. Internal barriers correspond to hindrances inside of us, including our thinking, attitude, perceptions, as well as the way we communicate . External barriers correspond to hindrances outside of us, including people and environment-related. Let us look at each in detail. Internal barriers – and how they affect communication 1.  Incongruent Thoughts: when some other thoughts come to our mind different than the conversation we ar

SMART Goal Setting, Action Plan and Effective Decision Making

Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached. ~ Swami Vivekananda Goal setting is THE process of converting your dreams into reality! Goals help you move towards your ideal future and keep your motivation high in ensuring you achieve everything you desire. Goals can help you determine where and how you must invest your time. Personally as well we set goals many times, especially around the New Year - the untamed New Year Resolutions. According to one statistic, around 80% of people fail to fulfill their new year resolutions. That is why Goals are more effective than resolutions. In many organizations as well setting goals is a standard process at the beginning of the appraisal cycle. However, people usually end up copy-pasting goals from their colleagues or seniors. And by the end of the year, nobody really knows how they fared on those goals, but they do expect great appraisals and high ratings. Learning how to set SMART goals is easy, given the amount of knowledge and i

Effective Communication Skills: The 5 Stages of Active Listening

In a day, an average person spends 70-80% of their time communicating with someone. And the average number of words a human being speaks per day is around 16000. 50% of our time communicating is spent listening to the other person, ideally. However, most people usually remember only 17% to 25% of what they listen to. And even more shocking is the fact that other people perceive us as good listeners only 5 to 10% of the time. The 1 st step to excellence in communication is listening, i.e.  Active Listening . It is crucial in customer service, and also one of the most desired traits in leaders and managers. Below is a depiction of the stages of Active Listening: First, let us know the difference between hearing and listening. While hearing is a physical process of the body, sound vibrations hitting our eardrums and the brain processing that, listening, on the other hand, involves mental attention and concentration. In Active Listening, the listener also conveys to the sp