How much are you investing in your education?
Investing in your Education is more important than ever in today’s environment when universities have problems to fill up their courses.
Years back when struggling through the school as a fed up student, I could never imagine that I should write an article about the importance of investing in your education.
Before the era of the Internet and the digitalization of the world, in fact, there was a completely different mindset that predominated. Parents used motivation, threats, or whatever method they could find to get their children to make an effort to obtain a professional title.
The jargon by that time was that a university degree was the gateway to a promising and prospering life. See also my article, “How To Avoid Regrets Later In Life By Doing Right Things Today,” from February this year.
But, why is education so important. Famous “gurus,” like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and many more didn’t complete their university education. In fact, they struggled a lot.
Education Will Always Be Necessary
The reality today is that many universities, and even famous ones, need to find new methods to pull students into their programs. The whole concept of education is changing. People of today are searching for less academic courses while “hands-on” classes get a much better response in the market.
Education of today doesn’t necessarily be a formal university education. Investing in your education can be anything, as long as it fulfills the criterions to reach a well-defined goal.
In the same manner, the whole labor market is getting thinner, while the number of independent entrepreneurs continuously is growing. Also, the education systems are undergoing a significant change.
Education is necessary to grow as a person, and why is it so important grow? , might be your question.
The best answer I got from a quote on a blog post I recently came across:
“If you’re not growing, you’re dying.”
Education is, and will always be essential for any personal development you would like to have in life. Here follow the three most important reasons why investing in your education still is a valid option for you.
1.Investing In your Education For Better Decisions
We have always been living in a competitive world. Even if the business and working environments we are living in are changing, they are also more competitive than ever.
Education isn’t a “once-in-a-lifetime” happening. Instead, you should view education the same way you see air, water, and food. If you stop breathing, drinking or eating, you will not survive very long.
Investing in your education is like a survival requisite in a competitive world. Even if you call it for education, training, updating or learning, it still fulfills the same purpose. You should always be at the top of the latest in your niche. Education in this sense is like air, food, and water. You cannot breathe once in a while. You cannot eat once every week, and you cannot accumulate water like a camel. Education is a “fresh product” that you need to consume daily, weekly and monthly.
No matter in what business or activity you’re in, education is something critical for survival. Simple like that!
In your life, you are making decisions every single day. It can be anything from small and insignificant decisions to huge game-changing movements. Many different variables are playing together when you take a decision.
You need facts to base your decision on a solid ground. You need to make investigations in one way or another. To do all this successfully, you need to know the methods to use. This is a straightforward example of what education can mean.
There is a direct correlation between good decisions and education.
2.Investing In your Education For More Opportunities
The more you know, the more secure you’ll be when taking a decision. It doesn’t mean that you never take wrong decisions. However, proper training will make you more comfortable to take decisions. People lacking adequate education tend to refrain from taking decisions, because of fear. Fear of making something stupid they will have to deeply regret later.
There is no doubt that education will give higher auto esteem. You will be much more secure, with all successes and failure along with your route.
Opportunities is a direct result of creativity, and creativity you’ll get by continually learning new things. By investing in your education, you might think about new things you never thought about before. You will also come across new ideas you never heard about earlier.
The outcome of all opportunities you will get can be a healthier life, a less stressful life, and why not earning more money.
Earning more money can be that your skills and knowledge help you to climb the career ladder in the company where you’re working. It can also lead to that you take the step to start your own company. You “dare” to be your own boss because you know that you have the necessary knowledge and the product or service that the market will purchase from you.
And how do you become an entrepreneur? You guessed it: By learning how to make it happen.
3.Investing In your Education Will Give You A Rock-Solid Asset
The third and last reason why investing in your education is so important, is my favorite. It sounds so logical that we often forget this crucial part of education.
You can lose your job, your company can go bankrupt, and you can lose all your money. You can lose family members, you can lose friends, and whatever disaster you can imagine. But there is one thing you never can lose, no matter what happens to you.
You can never lose your knowledge!
What you learn and maintain updated in your knowledge bank, no one can ever take away from you.
Warren Buffett’s best investment advice is to invest in yourself.
Click the banner to the left if you belong to the tiny group willing to make an effort, an effort to explore the possibility to take your life and lifestyle to an entirely new level.
After all, education will never be a “pain” but only a contribution to make your asset more substantial and solid.
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