The world of work is changing at an unprecedented pace.
Life gets much more complicated day by day, right?
Digitalization, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) are now commonplace in our everyday lives and they will only get more impactful as time progresses.
In addition to these rapidly evolving trends, there is also a growing demand for workers who can adapt their skill sets to continue excelling in their fields.
Therefore, embracing lifelong learning is vital for everyone to keep things under control until goals are achieved.
“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.” -Albert Einstein
It’s so easy nowadays to learn even on-the-go, we all have multiple ways of learning.
However, not everyone has access to this resource — which is where your network plays an important role.
Individuals who are well connected within their network tend to derive more benefits from lifelong learning than those who aren’t.
In this post, we will discuss why you should keep learning and encourage your family members , friends and co-workers to engage in lifelong learning activities and how you can help them do this.
Expand your skillset and develop future opportunities
If you are well-connected within your network, you have access to lifelong learning opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach.
For example, the possibility of taking a class at the local community college can be made more accessible by having friends who can vouch for your qualifications and allow you to register for classes ahead of time.
In addition, having strong connections with people in your network can open doors for future career opportunities — that is, if they come to know about your skillset and consider hiring you as someone with a unique skill set.