Your ability to expand your mind and strive for lifelong learning is critical to your success. By dedicating yourself to learning, you can get ahead in every aspect of your life. All it takes is a commitment.
The most successful people read an average of 2-3 hours per day. They belong to organizations that encourage learning the most current information and share ideas.
For people dedicated to continuous learning, it means that they attend annual conventions and go to every session available that has new insights that can help them to be more effective in getting the results for which they are responsible.
The Importance Of Lifelong Learning
Learning is the minimum requirement for success in your field. Information and knowledge on everything is increasing every day. This means that your knowledge must also increase to keep up.
1) Maintenance Learning
Maintenance learning refers to you keeping current with your field.
This keeps you on pace and prevents you from falling behind. Many people think that reading an occasional book and keeping current with blogs and newsletters is the equivalent of adding to their education.
This is not the case…
Maintenance learning is the same as checking the stock market reports each day to find out the sales prices of various stocks and securities. This information does not add to your knowledge of the companies, the market, or the investment potential of a particular stock.
Maintenance learning is absolutely essential. It’s similar to light physical exercise that keeps you at a particular level of fitness. It won’t increase your level of fitness or improve your conditioning in any way, but it will keep you in shape.
2) Growth Learning
This is the kind of learning that adds knowledge and skills to your repertoire that you did not have before.
Growth learning helps you expand your mind. You’re acquiring information that you didn’t have that enables you to do things that you could not do previously. Some of the very best thinkers in the world today are producing some of the very best material and ideas that you can use for continuous education and to help you expand your mind.
You can find this information by doing a quick search online. You can discover great ideas by listening to podcasts, reading blogs, and reading books. You can discover incredible information without having to buy anything at all.
3) Shock Learning
Shock learning is learning that contradicts or reverses a piece of knowledge or understanding that you already have.
Shock learning can be extremely valuable if you act upon it.
Peter Drucker, in his book Innovation and Entrepreneurship, said that the primary sources of innovation in a company are the unexpected succeses or the unexpected failures. Something that happens that is completely inconsistent with the expectations of what should have happened.
This “shock” can give you insights that can enable you to either take advantage of a major change in the marketplace or guard against a serious reversal.
Unfortunately, most people are creatures of habit. When something happens that is completely unexpected, they choose to ignore it in favor of the old information with which they are more comfortable. Don’t be afraid of change.
Always change and adapt.
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The Secret to Becoming Exactly Who You Want to Be
100 Of The Wisest Sayings
1. Never take things personally.
2. Never end a relationship by text message
3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
4. Show up.
5. Always use “we” when referring to your home team or your government.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
9. Don’t dumb it down.
10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.
11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.
12. Never park in front of a bar.
13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.
14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car and first girl/boyfriend.
15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.
16. Don’t text and drive.
17. Never lie to your doctor.
18. All guns are loaded.
19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.
20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.
21. Take a vacation off of your cell phone, internet and TV once a year.
22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.
23. A handshake beats an autograph.
24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.
25. If you do something, do it with passion or not at all.
26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
27. Never get your hair cut the day of a special event.
28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes,
29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.
30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.
31. Eat lunch with new kids.
32. When traveling, keep your wits about you.
33. It’s never too late for an apology.
34. Don’t pose with booze.
35. If you have the right of way. Take it.
36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.
38. Never push someone off a dock.
39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she is pregnant.
40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry, live up to it.
41. Don’t make a scene.
42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is the best.
43. Know when to ignore the camera.
44. Never gloat.
45. Invest in great luggage.
46. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day too.
47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.
48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.
49. Give credit. Take blame.
50. Suck it up every now and again.
51. Give your seat up to the elderly.
52. Don’t stare.
53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.
54. Stand up to bullies.You’ll only have to do it once.
55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.
56. Admit it when you’re wrong.
57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.
58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.
59. Thank the bus driver.
60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.
61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
62. Know at least one good joke.
63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.
64. Know how to cook one good meal.
65. Learn to swim.
66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.
67. It’s ok to go to the movies by yourself.
68. Dance with your mother/father.
69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.
70. Always thank the host.
71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.
72. Know the size of your husband’s/wife’s clothes.
73. There is nothing wrong with plain t-shirt.
74. Be a good listener. Don’t just take your turn to talk.
75. Keep your word.
76. Fight for what matters.
77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.
78. Be patient with airport security. They are just doing their job.
79. Don’t be the talker in the movie.
80. The opposite sex like people who shower.
81. You are what you do. Not what you say.
82. Learn to change a tire.
83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent.
85. Don’t litter
86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.
87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest but you can be the toughest.
88. Never call someone before 9 AM or after 9PM.
89. Stay in shape.
90. Make the little things count.
91. Always wear a bra at work.
92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.
93. You’re never too old to need your mom.
94. Count your blessings.
95. Know the words to your national anthem.
96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun than sitting on the bench alone.
97. Smile at strangers.
98. Make goals.
99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.
Self understanding—the art of real seeing
Every person/organism radiates energy. That is his/her real communication. In fact the radiation is to and fro. He/she feels it continuously. That feeling is the overall effect with both the visible and the invisible spectrum continuously impacting. The main problem is finding words relating to the impacts of the invisible spectrum. All the words of the languages are based only on the phenomena one can actually see, that is those relating to the visible spectrum. For the invisible spectrum there are only interjections, unwordable exclamations or simple nodding of the head or out right dancing, painting, singing, tuning…going into the wordless rapture.
One has to ditch the rationality which actually means relating even unwordable phenomena into words which are tied to the visible spectrum. Everyone struggles throughout one’s life to find words for feelings within one arising out of the total impact of the total spectra.
The book-The Art of Seeing by Sri MR Subramanian, helps everyone in this basic struggle of life in everyone. Many passages of the great work containing his own thoughts and the thoughtful juxtaposition of the thoughts of great thinkers with his own interpretations, makes the time spent on the book usefully spent. The book actually tries to build a bridge between the spiritual and the mechanical.
All great thinkers help us in understanding the impact of the wordless invisible spectrum on us. They succeed in creating glimpses of the gigantic enchanting Universe in/as which we live.
The book belongs to the new age thinkers—Techno-spiritualists. Gradually new words for the unseen in the invisible spectrum are being developed by the pioneers. How long the development of this new language will take to develop, one can only guess. We have one language that can help in this stuggle.It is Sanskrit.
Mr Subramanian writes-“The extraordinary thing about Sanskrit is that it offers direct accessibility to anyone to that elevated plane where the two—-mathematics and music, brain and heart, analytical and the intuitive, scientific and the spiritual become one. The semantics of the language has been scientifically derived by logic the grammar has been worked out using proper mathematics algebraic algorithms. The language has also been claimed by NASA scientists to be the most suitable language to communicate with AI (artificial intelligence).These words fail to find a commonplace of acceptance in our modern day culture with no English equivalents. The exploration of consciousness through Sanskrit words has been developed to an incredible degree in the Indian culture. It is a Science and more than that it is a beautiful way of life to be one with consciousness of the cosmos.”Page 257,The Art of Seeing).