Positive ideas and experiences shared by those you listen to will help to expand your horizon. It will also widen your scope of knowledge.
Learning respects no one, as no one is above learning, whether you are a leader, an expert in your field of work, a professor, a genius, etc. you still need to learn continuously.
We all need those additional ideas, exposure, knowledge, and shared experiences if we want to move from where we are towards success and more success, because, learning is one of the habits of a successful man or woman.
More importantly, there are no restrictions to where one can learn from, you can learn from families and friends, learn from great authors, through reading, educational materials, and resources.
You can even learn from your mistakes and past experiences, by asking questions and seeking guidance.
As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Learn as much as you can, as though you had all the time in the world”.
Below are reasons learning from others can skyrocket your success
- It broadens your knowledge
Are you in a quest to acquire knowledge? Then you don’t have to stop learning and trying new things, reading and asking questions, listening to people and learning about other people’s experience.
Because, all these and much more help to increase one’s knowledge and give them a better understanding of life, improve their skills and widen their horizons.
That is why successful people don’t stop learning, they listen, read, observe and then implement them, they can pay any amount and go to any length possible to learn more and acquire knowledge – they are never tired of learning.
You have to know that what one knows makes them stand out among others, and how would they have known better if not through learning and experiences.
- When you learn, you earn
When people learn, irrespective of what they have achieved, they are indirectly developing the too to earn more.
Learning makes one gather enough knowledge and positive ideas that can be channeled towards work, either on how to improve it or make it more successful.
It won’t be a surprise to say that those who learn and loves learning will earn better than those who don’t because, when you don’t learn, your experience and skills because limited (narrow) which wouldn’t yield much.
So, it is just simple – if you want to earn better and be more successful, then you have to start learning.
- It promotes the mental ability
Learning helps a lot in improving and building one’s reasoning skills and mental ability, because, no one learns and remains the same.
When you learn from others, it will make you try them out, thus, improving your skills, and when you develop the habit of reading, which is also a part of learning, it helps to make your critical thinking better, improving your success rate.
- Makes you more productive
We become better and efficient in our prospective careers when we learn from others. Learning isn’t all about educational qualifications, no, it more than that, even though we learn to be more educated and sound.
Continuous learning is broad and spread across all forms of educational materials and resources, shared ideas and experiences.
When we practice what we learn, it is likely to provide us with an adequate work experience that will make us achieve a better height while increasing productivity.
- Makes you relevant
If you want to be relevant in your career or any path you have chosen for yourself, then you have to learn, more so, if you want to remain relevant, then continue learning.
When you update yourself with current skills and information, there is no way you will be left behind, because what you’ve learned will make you valuable compared to those who don’t.
And that will make you function well in any part of your career where those skills are applied.
Things are changing fast, the technology world is evolving daily, and so when you don’t learn to keep yourself abreast of others and update yourself with the latest tools and skills, you will gradually go outdated, limiting your success.
- Improve your profile
Learning can make you succeed and can also make you highly sought after (marketable).
This is so because when you acquire knowledge, it doesn’t just add to your academic profile on your CV or resume but also your intellectual profile.
The knowledge you get and how skilled you are will enable you to easily switch jobs and easily adapt to new development that may arise.
- Inspires new ideas
There is a better chance of success and improvement when we embrace expansion and continuous learning.
Learning inspires, it gives us the motivation that we need to strive forward; it refreshes us with new ideas, techniques, and skills.
Great people were once inspired by someone or things, and for you to attain that great height, you need some inspiration; read and learn from their experiences to keep you going; their failures to make you succeed.
- Abraham was termed as one of the highest failures to have attained the position of the US president, following his numerous failures politically and otherwise.
- Oprah Winfrey is one of the highly sought after and well-paid TV presenters, and her success story inspires people irrespective of her hard childhood.
- Albert Einstein failed in school and also in his career as a salesman but his discoveries in physics and inventions are what we enjoy today.
- Bill Gates, Colonel Harland Sanders, Charles Darwin, Dr. Seuss, and many others all inspire us with their experiences.
When you are inspired, you see no reason to give up until you succeed, and today, their failures are other people’s motivation and driven force, and there is no way they can inspire you if you don’t know about them – knowing is an act of learning.
- It can change your perspective
Our perspectives and attitude towards life and things change, when we learn new things, welcome new ideas and skills.
Failures and success depend on you; when you choose to learn or not, walk through the right path or not, ready to embraces every positive opportunity and moments or not.
Most of the time, we remain at a point because we refuse to look at the other direction and welcome other opportunities in life.
There are times when you think you need to know more, then that is the time you need to start shifting your attention towards others, because someone might know what you don’t, and they won’t tell you, till you ask.
When you shift your attention to other people and learning resources in a quest for knowledge and growth, you are aiming for success, and that can change your perspective towards some things, as you will be able to see any task as an opportunity and not just a job.
- Keeps you informed
There is a popular saying, “you are transformed when you are informed. If you are not inspired by being informed, you expire by being deformed”.
One of the main aspects of learning is information. When you learn, you feed your memory with vital information and ideas.
The information you have can transform you into a better person. It can also help you change your behavior, your mindset, and direction.
Being informed or staying informed keeps you ahead of others. In this way, you become independent and in control when some challenging situations arise. Information, they say – is power.
Learning is important, not just for educational qualification or academic profile, but when you learn continuously. Keeping yourself well informed, and have it as a habit, can help you to attain greater height.
One of the important aspects of our existence is to learn because no learning is ever enough. We learn every day to make ourselves to be better, do better and live better.
Knowledge should be seen as a life process in which only death can stop. Why? because one of the basic functions of the brain is learning. So, it has to be fed with information constantly while we live.
Learning nourishes and replenishes our thought just as our body gets nourished from what we eat and what we drink.
No one is an island of knowledge. We tend to learn every day because those who do learn, have a better opportunity of excelling in their path as it concerns their career than those who don’t.
Therefore, if you want to succeed and do better in whatever thing you are engaged in, then it’s time to start learning.
As Tom Clancy said, “life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die”.