One must be wondering what am I talking about? Financial investment? Strategic investment? No I am talking about career advice.
Well, with my over two decade of spending time in the peoples’ space I must admit I have very little knowledge and experience in finances or business investments. Of course all these years I have invested more in human beings rather than any other segment.
Over a long period of time I realized what gets us going for a long time without worrying much for the future earning capacity is to invest in “learning”.
Mortimer Adler said, The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”
Today’s fast paced changing environment, learning is the thing that will always give us long-term returns. Its very similar to the financial investments one makes if you notice. You invest in SIPs – systematic investment plans. You can plan your learning as per your need. But one must learn to accept the fact that without learning it will not help us. Whether we choose to learn a skill or a behavioral pattern or even a thought process, choice is ours, but the bottom line you have to constantly learn.
The next question that arrives do I have the element of Learn ability in my value system? Well, thanks to technology and research scientists, we have learn-ability test available online. It should be able to answer what is my ability to learn. It will tell me my style of learning, my learning pattern etc.
Once we know this, the next thing that is important for us to decide is what should we learn?
So, choose a skill that you want to learn and start looking for ways and means of learning. You may learn online, look for a coach or enroll in a university. There is no stopping for learning if and only if you decide to learn. Because that is the best way to keep your mind agile and help you to cope with future unknown challenges.
What are you then waiting for? Invest in learning.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ~Henry Ford