I believe that lifelong learning is a key to fulfillment and joy in life. We spend our first 18 years of life in some form of structured learning – then how do we continue to grow and learn?
Well, again, I submit that willingness to keep learning and growing is a key to one’s journey and destination in life.
That growth – or improvement – can occur in a number of areas: physical, spiritual, physical, business or financial, mental, and emotional.
Advanced degrees, certifications, and trade skills are wonderful and part of continuous learning.
Beyond that, one’s focus on personal, relational – communication growth can impact your future in profound ways. The aha moments for me came from a variety of books and come in a handful of categories:
Again, we spend around 18 years building a worldview based on our education and upbringing. Some of us extend that further with some degrees or certifications of higher learning. I submit that we all can choose to continue our education in structured ways by attending classes, listening to webinars, and reading books.
I further submit that personal introspection and growth may serve us better than any other investment in our continuing education.
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You can find the direct links to the books below:
Personality – behavior understanding: DiSC
Environment – upbringing – family
- The Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Leman
Communication Skills – relationship – understanding
- Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD
Mindset – perspective – belief – risk of failure:
- Mindset – Changing the way you think to fulfill your potential by Dr. Carol S. Dweck
Strengths vs. Weaknesses - talent focused
- StrengthsFinder 2.0 from Gallup and Tom Rath
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