“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
Whatever stage in life you are in right now this one point remains true. Your success is dependant on what you have learned. It’s that simple. I know you might be thinking that a person will have to practice to become perfect at something, but that only after they have learned how to do a particular thing first.
I’ll give you a real life example. I know a man who worked in Human Resources for about 10 years. He though he was in a good position he got tired of this career and wanted a change. He decided to transition within his company to an IT position as a Business Analyst. A job was posted… He applied and by Gods grace he got the job (fyi… this guy is a Christian). This career change was extremely difficult given he had no formal education or relevant work experience. He was thrown onto a team that was in the middle of a huge project. This guy purposed in his heart to learn everything he can so that he can be successful. To make a long story short, he has been in that career for a while now and has exceeded his managers expectations every year.
Learning is what separates successful people from average people. It is why I think rich people have all the money they do and why others are so broke. People don’t invest time into education themselves.
Once we finish our formal schooling that is only the beginning of your educational experiences. Most of us can’t even remember what we learned in post secondary institutions. What we do remember though is how to learn, how to ask questions.
This is where I want to go back to the title of this post. We can become successful in life by creating a habit of doing the following things.
1. What is the best way for you to retain information?
Some people love to read. Others are hands on and learn by doing things for themselves. But what is the most effective way that you learn. L arming experts say that there 4 different types of learning. Audio, visual, reading/writing and kinesthetic. (Here’s a link here to know more on these types)
2. We also need to know how to ask the right questions.
Asking the right questions is like following a GPS. The right answers will lead you to learning something new. One skill that is important here is called critical thinking.
At the end of the day weather we learn through watching a documentary. Reading a book. Watching a Tedx Talk on YouTube it’s all learning. Even through our daily experience, we learn so much. We need to make sure that we put what we can learn into use so that we can become successful at life.
I’ll talk more on this in the future so subscribe so that you can be notified. Until next time, keep learning.