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Why you should keep learning new skills

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size”

– Albert Einstein

 

You might have heard that change is the only constant in life many times before. Which might just be one of the most truthful sentences ever said. 

So in this constantly changing and extremely competitive world how can you stay at the top of your game? 

The answer is by constantly learning

Two of the most natural traits of human beings is curiosity and adaptability. The later is the reason why we became the most dominating species on earth. 

And curiosity… you can say it is responsible for our intelligence. 

We can’t develop, invent, or create if we are not curious

So many questions were answered as well as discoveries like gravity were made due to curiosity. 

Staying curious and learning new skills can not only do good for your professional life but also do an equally amazing job to your personal health

Here are a few impacts that constantly striving to learn new skills can bring to your life

You start achieving your goals

Do you have a vision or a goal to achieve? How about landing that dream job?

No matter how big the mountain may seem, taking one step at a time is the only way to climb it. 

In other words…

To achieve those big or small goals you need to first recognize the skills you will require and then start learning them. As you start conquering each skill, one by one, you will keep getting closer and closer to achieving your goals. 

Let’s say that you are an IT student trying to enter the world of graphic design and ultimately become a designer. 

You might need to start learning these skills:

  • Sketching
  • Digital painting
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator 

There’s more to becoming a designer but these are the essential skills which you will need to be able to create a logo, a cover for a book, or any other designs. 

Once you start learning each skill, it takes you one step closer to becoming a graphic designer. As a result of constantly learning and growing, you achieve your goals. 

However, don’t overthink what you should learn or don’t stress about learning everything either. You can’t learn it all. Instead, just pick the skills you will benefit from at the time and start learning. 

You become curious instead of getting bored easily

In this world of social media, most of us have the attention span equivalent to the size of a peanut. 

As a result, most of us get bored super-easily. This habit of getting bored might be the result of you not learning anything new. 

Does getting inside your head and not being able to think of anything else except how bored you are ring any bells?

As it turns out, learning new skills gets rid of that feeling of boredom. When you keep learning new things and explore different fields, you develop high levels of interest with everything in life. Suddenly, you start tackling your daily routine with more enthusiasm. 

Think about it this way, if you keep on eating the same food over and over again, no matter how special it might have been once, it will become monotonous. 

Your taste buds need to taste something new every once in a while. 

Similarly, for your brain to not focus on how bored you are it constantly needs something new to learn. Doing the same work for years can suddenly become interesting when you start learning new skills.

You get more options, success, and earn more

There’s no doubt that learning new skills can be rewarding and exciting. You never know which hidden potential you might discover. 

There’s even less doubt that as the world continues to grow, the competition keeps on increasing. We are not suggesting that you might get fired if you don’t learn new skills but having more options sure doesn’t sound bad. 

With each skill that you learn you open a new door to a potential career. 

Learning new technical and non-technical skills can really add value to you as well. It brings you more success and helps you start earning more. 

For example: if as a designer you learn marketing, closing, as well as communication skills you will be able to land clients much easier than before. Therefore, you will be hearing cha-ching! much more. 

You develop confidence and become healthier

Successfully learning new skills gives you a sense of accomplishment that is unlike any. This sense of accomplishment brings out an unmatchable amount of confidence in you. 

In addition to the above, having more work and job options also adds to your confidence. 

This stream of self-confidence not only makes you happier but also healthier. Moreover, actively pursuing knowledge can be highly beneficial to your mind and body. 

Neuroscience has proved that learning something new reduces stress levels, keeps your neural pathways active which helps in learning faster, as well as has the potential of delaying Alzheimer’s.  

You just might remember all the stories even after becoming a great grandparent

So whether you decide to learn a new skill or a new language, keeping your brain active is extremely important for your health. 

 

You create more and become more creative

There are many “internet gurus” out there that give some business or personal growth advice on Instagram and other platforms. The advice generally doesn’t work or bring any positive change in anyone’s life. 

The reason behind this is that they don’t usually spend time daily to learn new skills. 

Daily devoting at least one hour towards learning new skills helps you gather knowledge and learn the work as well as the trades of an industry. This knowledge helps you become innovative and develop your creativity. 

Everything is growing around us…  we will get left behind if we don’t match the pace

The expectations and needs of everyone are also constantly on a rise. The customers want more and so does the employers. 

The only way to keep up with the pace of this ever-changing world is by constantly learning new and relevant skills. Gaining new knowledge helps you come up with new and innovative solutions, impress employers, as well as create revolutionary inventions. 

And so we all need to learn…

Learn everything necessary to achieve our dreams 

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