The Benefits of Lifelong Learning With No Downside Story

I am a lifelong learner. Everyone can and should be one. Learning doesn’t require you to go to an elite college and pay $80,000 a year. You can find opportunities to learn are all around us. Education, as a priority, has always been drummed into me since I was young.

Like many, my immigrant parents had very little formal education, but they wanted a different future for their children. Growing up in a modest household, we were all voracious readers.

My younger brother always competed at the dinner with complex arguments. He usually won. Sometimes it was because he was louder than the rest of us. We usually gave up too quickly.

Lifelong learning can be formal, informal, or casual. Expanding your knowledge, skills, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors are all a part of education. Picking up new information can be for personal development, career goals, or a hobby that may generate income later on.

What Is Lifelong Learning?

During the height of the pandemic, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella said, “We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.”  Dramatic technological speed will reshape work, careers, and personal lives in our knowledge-based economy.

Accelerated Changes In Our Society

The pandemic has accelerated those changes that have been in play for years. According to a Pew Research survey, 87% of American workers believe they need training for skills and development while working.

A complete 70% of workers believe the responsibility for that preparation and success belongs to them.

Throughout your life, you should strive to strengthen your hard and soft skills.  Hard skills are teachable and quantifiable abilities gained through formal education or on-the-job training.

1. Improve Your Skills

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