“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
One of my greatest values is to be life long learner. I love to learn and feel that constantly learning new things is an essential and critically important part of life.
As an entrepreneur of a small business, it’s part of your “job” to learn various aspects of your business. Even if you delegate or outsource various parts of your business, it’s still your responsibility to know how to be an effective and productive entrepreneur that can lead and direct your company toward its overall goals.Just like everything else in life that you want success in, you have to learn it.
And even if you’re life long learner too, there will always be a place of “we don’t know what we don’t know.” The absolute best thing you can do for yourself is to always work on improving something. This could be from a personal perspective or a business perspective. Since you really can’t separate personal and business when it comes to who you are fundamentally, whether you take a personal wellness workshop or a professional development workshop, you are still improving the common denominator in both areas,
So you can’t go wrong.
Ask yourself some simple questions:
- What have I always wanted to know more about?
- What area in my business could use improvement?
- How can I learn something that can help others?
- If money was not a limiting factor, what would I most like to do?
Question four is my favorite because it opens up possibilities that many people have never considered. I come across quite a few people who limit themselves due to finances therefore they end up trying to fit into a mold that isn’t their own and they are not as happy as they would like to be. If you find this to be your situation, I would bet you are more capable of fulfilling your dream than you ever thought. So explore it!Here’s my advice:
- Spend 30 minutes every day reading about something new you want to learn or improve upon.
- Take a self-fulfillment class. (a.k.a. as self-improvement)
- Sign up for a workshop or seminar to improve a specific business skill.
Being a life long learner is a good habit to get in to. What you learn is something that no one can ever take away from you and it will benefit you in every aspect of your life. Happy Learning!