“Whether you’re in school or not, it’s always your job to get yourself an education.” – Austin Kleon
Thirty years ago, learning was limited. You could either learn in a classroom or a library and that was pretty much it.
In today’s world, we have unbelievable access to information. You can learn anything you want in any fashion you want. If you want to learn through video, there are unlimited TED talks and leadership videos from the Aspen Institute on whatever your field of interest may be. Every 60 seconds 48 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube; there must be something to learn in all of that content!
We have 24/7 access to online books through our digital devices or if we wanted to order a hard copy book from the amazon.coms of the world, at the most we might have to wait 48 hours for shipping.There is zero excuse for ignorance; we simply have too much access to the answers. Click To Tweet
The world’s knowledge is at your fingertips and as a result, you’re expected to have a much broader understanding of a variety of topics. There is zero excuse for ignorance; we simply have too much access to the answers. Of course, we don’t all have a passion for every topic like quantum physics or what it takes to sail across the Atlantic, but we should know exactly where to find that information if that is what we need.
Today’s leaders will be judged not just by the base knowledge you gained in school, but by your commitment to life-long learning. I encourage you to use the unbelievable access you have at your fingertips and find a way that you can learn to love learning for a lifetime.
Question: What is your favorite learning strategy? What topics are you committed to learning more about by the end of the year?