Why Continuing To Learn Is The Path To Success

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Whatever career path you are on, there is always the chance that you can better yourself and reach new heights by learning more, be this via self-study, training courses, or embracing advances in technology and utilising these to help you improve your work. Every industry changes other time whether this is influenced by: new scientific discoveries; trends in the market; innovations in tech; or merely, the creativity that arises through a passion for one’s work and being bold enough to try doing things a new way. 

 The advance of tech and its heightened use across most industries means that many of the top occupations today did not even exist ten years ago, from user experience designers to app developers. One estimate, in a report via the world economic forum, indicates that 65% of pupils starting primary school today will end up working in jobs that do not yet exist in our current society. 


 If you commit yourself to a continuous learning process, your options to progress within your career, and personally, are ample. Those who read widely for news, trends, and changes within their industry are more likely to climb the ladder of success by fully engaging on their work-life journey. Committing in this way represents your career path as a lifelong process whereby there is always new knowledge to be gained. This may be in the form of books, blogs, ezines and newspapers. In addition to this, we do not always have to read to learn, at times we can simply listen and access a plethora of new information via documentaries, attending talks, or listening to video talks, for instance, Ted Talks. 

 There have been many indications in the world of science that a continuance of learning new things is linked to good health, particularly cognitive health. For example, some studies have concluded that learning a second language can hinder the process of cognitive ageing.  

Further training

 Further training courses are another way that you can enhance and continue the learning process in your field. Once you’ve mastered your current role- why not continue your education within it and progress? Most training courses permit part-time routes with an understanding that adult learners will not be able to commit to full-time courses. So whether you’re a healthcare professional who could progress further with ENT Training, a digital marketer who wishes to move into UX design, or a teacher looking to pursue a research role, there’s plenty of scope to excel in, or divert, your career path if this is something that you seek.

 The first step to take is to set yourself goals, short-term and long term, in terms of the actions that are going to help you to excel in your personal life and your career life too. These could be anything, it just depends on what is important to you. Perhaps you wish to go travelling to engage with other cultures? It could be reading avidly to gain more knowledge, taking courses to further your education, or even mentoring others. 

Advancing your learning skills is never a bad thing and business owners can continue to value their lessons learned. Technology is always getting better, and the learning environment is no exception. By continuing on to further education, you can catch up with current trends. In fact, you can close learning gaps with this tool. Teaching technology can be used in any learning situation, from schools to adult education. It helps the students engage and get more from the overall experience, meaning they are better equipped to work for modern businesses.

The bottom line from this is that studying is fine, yes, but it is better to do it efficiently. Saving yourself the trouble of effort and beginning with healthy study habits and strategies may only lead to fatigue and stress. In addition, the habit of studying can take up a lot of time which you may not have. Why it is worth it? You can ask yourself that and hopefully have the answer. Learning is always worth it! You may want to advance your pre-existing skills or look at RPL to assist you with that. Set a topic to study and study it. Organizing related information can help. Stick to just one topic or category as that is much easier than studying scattered without any direction. For that, it is good that you read the lesson once to create a mental map of the location of the topics in the text and then focus on each of them.

Having everything you need ready will prevent you from getting up to look for things and, therefore, getting distracted. In addition, associating this set of objects to the study will make it easy for you to enter the dynamics of studying every time you see it … although you won’t maybe always be able to dedicate the amount of time that you may want to your new study! Therefore, pay attention to the organization of the course and your life in conjunction with your work and business.

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Vinh Van Lam
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Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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