Are You Constantly Learning? #MondayMusings

Are you constantly learning? I know, I am. We learn by living. But are you always seeking out opportunities to learn? Let’s look at some reasons why we should be doing that.

Dumb Little Man makes a good case for constantly learning in his post, 5 Reasons Why You Must Constantly Learn. I will assume that you will read the post.  I’ll just tell you the 5 reasons he mentions and briefly give you my views on what he says:

  1. To perform, perform and perform. While I’m not sure I agree with this completely, I do get the fact if you want to succeed, you’ve got to keep learning.
  2. To get out of your comfort zone. That’s a definite yes for me.
  3. To have a longer and healthier life. Oh yes, one of the reasons I’m always open to new learning is that I want to keep my mind healthy and not risk early senility. (Do I hear some people whisper, “Too late now!”? 😉 )
  4. To improve your personal relationships. That’s a new angle for me. I’d never thought of that, but I’ll need to think about it before I agree.
  5. To feel good. That’s a big yes for me!

Then I found this post from Chalkstreet : 6 benefits of constantly learning new things. Do read the post, but let me share my ideas on the 6 points with you.

  1. Makes you stand out.  Hmmm…I guess this gives you better conversational skills. Reminds me to share on of de Bono’s books with you sometime soon. I guess this could be a reason to learn…. Does this with Dumb Little Man’s (DLM’s) point #4? Perhaps.
  2. Keeps your brain young and healthy.  Same reason as DLM’s #3
  3. Helps to beat boredom to a pulp. Naturally. I’ve got to agree with that and add my famous last words, “Only boring people get bored.”
  4. Keeps you competitive and successful.  Same reason as DLM’s #1.
  5. Gives you alternative career options. That’s absolutely right. I sure worked for me. I’ve reinvented myself over several times only because I’m always ready to learn something new.
  6. Helps you live more deeply. Learning all the time definitely improves the quality of life and as DLM says too in #5, it makes you feel good about yourself.

And I guess I just learned (and demonstrated) how to take posts from two people and create a third one out of them!

Before I forget, there’s a great resource here from Janice Wald of Mostly Blogging : 71 Awesome Tips That Will Make Your Blog Successful. Happy one year blogaversary, Janice. You’ve come a long way quickly.

Are you open to learning?

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My co-hosts today are Richa Singh and Vidya Sury. Do read, comment and share on their posts too.

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