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Its Never Too Late Week 5

It’s Never Too Late To Learn Something New

I am going to let you guys in on a secret. I’m thinking of going back to school. I have a BA in Technical Communication, but I’ve been toying with the idea of going back to get a degree or certification in nutrition or health and wellness. It’s just an idea at this point. A scary and exciting idea. Am I told old for this? How would it work? Would I be able to keep up? But between you and me, I’d doing this. I’m excited about it and I really want to help people. I really, really want to help people make the most of their lives! All of this leads me to this week’s topic.
4 Reasons You Should Never Stop Learning

4 Reasons Why You Should Never Stop Learning
1 You’ll be happier. Learning isn’t always a walk in the park, but once you’ve learned what you set out to learn that feeling of accomplishment is worth all the trials and tribulations you might have gone through to get there. I started a new job a couple of years ago in a field i knew NOTHING about and I had no idea if I would make it. But here we are 2 years later and I’ve learned so much, I’ve grown, and now people come to me for answers. The bigger or more difficult your goal is to obtain, the happier you’ll be when you achieve it.
2 You’ll become irreplaceable. Anyone can be a one trick pony, but if you’re a jack of all trades you’re more valuable to yourself and those around you. Don’t limit yourself by thinking you know everything you need to know. Expand your horizons by constantly learning new things.
3 You’ll stay humble. Admitting you’re not a know it all and being an active learner will help you stay open to learning opportunities. You’d be surprised to know that there is something valuable to be gained from almost everyone we meet.
4 You’ll become a great coach. Master what you know by sharing that knowledge with others. Teaching what you’ve learned to others is fulfilling and rewarding and people will view you as a source of knowledge.The older you get, the greater complexity and ability for deeper understanding increases which can be extremely beneficial to your down-line.

So if learning is so important, then why do we stop? We stop simply because we think we know it all. It’s called The Paradox of Expertise. At some point in our lives there is a shift from learners to knowers. Maybe it’s when we’re done with school or after we’ve raised our kids. Regardless of what or how much we think we know, we need to keep learning on a consistent basis.

Is there something you still want to learn? Do you want to go back to school? How do you continue to be an active learner? Let me know in the comments below!

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Related posts:

It's Never Too Late Series - Introduction
It's Never Too Late - Week 1
It's Never Too Late - Week 2

23 Comments on It’s Never Too Late – Week 5

  1. I completely agree! I think you should always be learning. Good for you for thinking about going back to school! Its intimating to go into a new field, but its also really exciting!

  2. Agreed! I feel like I’m learning something everyday, whether it’s about someone in my life or blogging, I can’t imagine a day where I don’t learn something new!

  3. I strongly believe we should never stop learning. (That’s why I have more books and encyclopedias in my house than a library). My friend started a grad school in her 40s, as a single mom, and now she is an accomplished psychologist. Where there is a will, there is a way….

  4. Tamara, as someone who has worked in education I have preached lifelong learning a lot. Unfortunately, I haven’t been really good at practicing it over the years. Thank you for this reminder, I am never too old to learn!
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  5. I am big on the learning experience. I believe life is all about learning. You don’t need to be in college to learn. Every day, life brings us new situations to help us learn new things. Embrace it!

  6. I love learning new things! Right now I am trying to learn more about photography! It has helped with taking photos for my blog and eventually when I have kids, hopefully we will have high quality photos/memories for them!

  7. staying humble and always seeking new learning experiences is so important. I’m a nurse and the scariest thing about new (and experiences) nurses are those thinking they know it all. We will never know it all! Asking questions and staying informed literally can save lives!

  8. I’m a big believer in learning and education. It’s my passion. I’ve always promoted such sn environment wherever I’ve been! Beautiful thoughtful and relevant in today’s times kind of a post!

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