Happy new year to you and I believe you are grateful that you have made it this year. It’s been a month already and I know that almost everyone had an issue with 2020 and the pandemic made it worse.
personally, I did not achieve many of the things I planned to achieve but I got some things I did not plan to have but, nonetheless, made me happy and I will forever be grateful. Especially when one considers that made me happy that I did not plan to have and I will forever be grateful for the life, keeping in mind that many people across the world lost their lives.
So today I just want to share with you one of the things that I have listed on my goals this year, investing and educating myself.
Most of the times we are happy when people invest in us, but we don’t really plan to do such things for ourselves. I can assure you that if you start investing and educating yourself today your life will never be the same again.
There are so many things you can invest and educate yourself in this year. You can start or go back to school and pursue that dream course you have always wanted; you can invest in business or read some books that will change your life. You can also invest in your health by exercising and eating right, mentoring a young person on spiritual or academics stuff and that will help you become a great leader.
However, you can start improving many other things you would love to see yourself doing and feel good after achieving them.
There are many ways that you can always educate yourself each and every day. In this modern technology era it is easy to teach yourself through YouTube. Many people are advancing through that site, if you want to learn about singing, cooking, writing, fashion designing, academics, history and all the things you would love to know, you can get it there.
This does not mean you should go to school, if you have the money it’s okay but you learn more from advance your self-development also by reading a good book.
Below I will list down just five reasons why you should invest and educate yourself.
1.It helps you stay relevant.
In the 21st century, things are changing every day. Our lifestyle has changed compared to the way it used to be. This simply means we need to be updating our skills regularly and be alert on what’s happening around the world. Being in the field of information technology, this is a reality that I face every day. Many of the techniques I learned a few years ago are no longer in use today. Therefore, if you want to stay relevant, there is no other choice; you must constantly upgrade yourself. You must pay the price of learning and re-learning.
2. It is easy to notice an opportunity.
The fast-changing nature of the world not only has a negative side but also a positive one: it opens new possibilities. Many things that weren’t possible before become possible today. For instance, it’s now possible to have a location-independent (and even time-independent) career. You don’t have to stay at the same place all the time. Seeing such opportunities, however, requires you to keep learning. You must keep yourself up to date with the new way of doing things.
3. It satisfies you.
Self-education gives you not just external rewards but also internal ones. It feels good to reach your full potential. It gives you inner satisfaction to be the best person that you can be.
4.It increases your capacity to help people.
Upgrading yourself will benefit not only you but also those around you. Why? Because it increases your capacity to help people. The fact is, you can only help others with what you have. So the more you have, the more you can help. Some people find it easier to spend money on things like meals than on their self-education. Don’t be that kind of person. Instead, make your self-education a priority. You might not feel the benefits right away, but believe what Benjamin Franklin said: An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
5.It boosts one’s confidence
Investing in yourself is a great way to build your self-confidence and self-worth and acquire knowledge. Read, or perhaps I should rephrase, listen to an audio book once a week. Books or audio books are an infinite resource to building knowledge and expertise in any area. If I don’t manage to read or listen a book, I supplement my learning and curiosity with podcasts. Listening to a 30-minute podcast before going to bed or when driving or when working out in the gym or just taking a walk is a great way to make effective use of time whilst still learning.
In a nutshell those are just the few advantages one can achieve after investing and educating oneself. However, attending seminars and workshops to expand your knowledge and skills also gives you the invaluable opportunity to network with those who are like-minded. Education is more than just an investment in your career. It is an investment in your growth, awareness, and identity. Constantly learning will give you that competitive edge.