Quote: “If I am through learning, I am through.” – John Wooden
Wouldn’t you agree that people who have more information have a tremendous advantage over people who don’t?
Dedicate yourself to lifelong learning. Set yourself apart from every one else in your organization, through continual learning. Commit to becoming better.
The fact is that most of your knowledge in the workplace will be obsolete in about two years. That’s why you have to keep building on the knowledge you already have. Continue to upgrade your skills.
One way you can increase your education is to decrease your entertainment. Did you know that the average American watches 6 hours of television every day? That’s 42 hours a week, more than an eight-hour workweek. Imagine what you could do if you just eliminated one hour of TV watching per day. That would give you seven hours in a week. What could you accomplish? You could learn a new skill for your job, learn a new language, spend time with your family or could simply read.
What I know for sure is that leaders in every organization are readers. They are constantly taking in information from every possible source. What about you? Now is the time to prepare, so when opportunity knocks, you’ll have the skills you need.
Action Item: Make a list of 5 things you could be doing instead of watching TV. Eliminate 1 hour of TV per day and do those 5 things.