Reasons why I consider Continuous learning as a Key Factor in Personal Growth

Continuous learning is a key aspect of our personal development especially in the current computer age where there is an ever-changing technology. Continuous learning is the urge to acquire knowledge and skills in preparation for your future opportunities.

I have always aspired to pursue more learning to gain a deeper understanding of say a given subject or gain more skills in my profession. I believe for us to better keep up with the latest trends in our various industries, we need to keep on learning.

Education shouldn’t be a one life event whereby once you have completed and gained a certification, you stop but it should be considered as a lifelong process of personal growth.

I get inspired by great minds the likes of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates who in spite of their great success in life, they still  pursue more knowledge. They view learning as the best investment of our time.

Why I consider Continuous learning as a Key Factor in Personal Growth

Some of the reasons I continue to learn, and will even do it more in future are:

  1. With my continued learning, am able to improve my profile and hence my employability. This enables me get prepared well for future job opportunities and also I can easily get recommendations for new jobs.
  2. Am also able to gain leadership skills. Continuous learning helps me develop my leadership skills which are the keys to succeeding in life and career. For example with good leadership skills you are able to manage people under you effectively for better results.
  3. As indicated in the introduction, continuous learning also helps me remain relevant. To keep with ever-changing technology, I read to remain updated and informed with current trends in my industry.

How I do it

When you are open-minded, and curious it is easier for you to seek new knowledge or take in different opinion say on a given subject.

So I do I go about learning continuously?

  • Most of the time, I learn new things by doing research.
  • I also frequently write on topics related to my profession or industry and share it with my audience, say on LinkedIn or Facebook Groups related to that subject. This way I am able to keep learning new ideas while at the same time, sharing the knowledge with other people.
  • I do frequently register for trainings online at various websites that offers trainings that I see fit for my career development. We have many companies offering such a courses that you can register online and improve your skill set or gain new skills, example of such a firm is Kaplan.
  • I do participate in group discussions on social media networks.
  • Lastly I read articles online, listen to podcasts, and watch YouTube Videos.

You can also read: How to succeed in your Career

How do you keep on pursuing learning? Feel free to share your ideas in the comment section below. #AFutureYouCanCountOn

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Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

50 thoughts on “Reasons why I consider Continuous learning as a Key Factor in Personal Growth”

  1. I don’t have a lot of time now as my children are only young however the last couple of years I have tried to learn more and develop my skills. I have been on a photography class and some blogging seminars and I have loved them.

  2. These are absolutely right reasons. I think learning stimulates brain the best and stimulating brain is the way to evolve and grow and stay young

  3. I totally agree with this. A continuous learning can give has a lot of benefits. So it is so important that we keep education ourselves.

  4. Podcasts are a great way to learn and there are so many different ones available now no matter what you’re studying or researching…such a great tool. These are excellent tips!

  5. I never understood why some people just stop learning after they’ve secured a degree, a job, or even because they’ve gotten older. Most universities offer classes to the community at dirt cheap prices. Even libraries offer courses for free. There are just too many opportunities out there at our disposal to help us increase our knowledge base.

    1. Sometimes it is how society has shaped people’s minds that you go to school to get educated, get a job then that is it. I think everyone should know that learning is a continuous process that occur throughout a person life.

  6. I totally agree with you! After I finished graduate school, I would always tell my husband that I felt like my brain was shrinking from the lack of learning. I then realized, I didn’t need to be in a classroom to learn! I try to read up on several different topics and I try to be around people who stimulate my mind with interest discussions. I’m a true believer in being a life long learner because it really does help you grow. I wish more people realized this!

  7. I Just love the topic. It shows how helpful having a continues learning. Learning should never stop because because knowledge plus a good attitude is key to our success.

  8. I definitely agree that continuing to learn is a good thing for personal growth. The world is changing so rapidly around us so if we want to grow as a person, we have to learn and adapt along the way

  9. There’s a quote regarding this, which I can’t remember off of the top of my head. However, I’ve thought this though for years, and at 25 I believe that even though I’m young, I’ll always wish to know more as I’m older. Learning is one of my favorite aspects of life, even when it’s something I wish I hadn’t before. Thank you for the post!

  10. Continuous learning is an integral part of every aspect of life. We should always strive to grow in both our personal and business lives.

  11. oooh this surely a pretty good view towards continuous learning.Learning doesn’t stop, it does go on and on.It shouldn’t be all about certificates and then you are done, no..as long as you are living you have to keep on piling and collecting knowledge in different kinds of areas of your interest..learning is not just a school thing and then it’s done, no..it’s continuous and should always be enjoyed as it surely gives satisfaction out of feeling confident and well versed and read in so and so area. It’s pretty amazing, thanks John.

  12. Hi John,
    I’m a big believer in continuous learning.
    Enjoyed reading this post and thanks for sharing the differentials ways you seek to add to your knowledge.

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