Thou learn for thine self
It’s not the filling of a pail but the lighting of fire that defines learning in its true essence.
Who said we should stop learning just because you land up a job that you always craved for ?
The moment you graduate today, you might stop learning tomorrow. Then guess what ? You are uneducated the day after.
Why ? Somethings commence at birth and cease only at death.
No one becomes an expert so much that they stop gaining expertise altogether.
Life is after-all a continuous learning experience.
Many of us might have felt often that we are smart enough in the classroom or among a group of office colleagues but to burst your bubble, the truth is you’re in a wrong place.
Who said only an erudite would keep learning throughout his life ? You learn for your own self and not to please others. You learn to feel good about yourself as a person who doesn’t lose the passion to keep knowing about things irrespective of whether they are relates to his field of interest.
Many companies while recruiting don’t just look for requisite skills you possess. Rather a person who is willing to learn no matter how much ever he knows. Someone who is keen to unlearn what he knew to update himself with new stimuli is more preferable than the one who has all the talent but is aversive to learning.
Growth is the only constant
Are you someone who sees learning as growth or sheer boredom and unnecessary ?
It’s about keeping abreast of change in any vocation. How much are you open to learning and adapting to new skills ? That speaks in terms of your performance.
Expanding your skill-set with respect to the changing environment and latest developments is what is going to get you far in your career.
You gotta accept that no form of learning is cumulative. It’s a movement of knowing and what you put into it. Remember the most valuable asset you have is nothing but your mind. You decide what you put into it. Insert a never-ending quest for learning than a closure towards knowing more.
Learning gives creativity which leads to thinking as per APJ Abdul Kalam. This thinking in turn provides knowledge that makes you great. Many feel they have reached the pinnacle of life the moment they pass any certification course or attain a degree. But reality proves them otherwise. What they have achieved is only a small part in the lifelong process of learning.
Assume you’re from the software world. Who said learning is limited to technical knowledge, configuration ? Isn’t driving, showing humility towards the environment or anything related to your personal relations also constitute learning ? Isn’t failure also learning ? We can learn the best things in life even from a tennis ball.
The ball shows one how to bounce back in life. So does a candle tell one how to illuminate the lives of people even when its own life is diminishing.
So never limit learning just to a subject.
Learning is all-encompassing.