Why Continual Learning is so Important

by Travis Wright on December 8, 2023

by Travis Wright

Are you the type of person who has a lust for knowledge? Or are you the type of person who hasn’t read a book since high school? I would probably guesstimate that since you are reading this, that you are indeed a person who reads. Heh. It’s important for the longevity of your life and for your brain to continually put information in there.

I have a couple friends from high school who think that books and learning are the ‘debbil’. As a result, their productivity has gone down, the type of jobs they are qualified for are minimal, and their pay isn’t so wonderful. Yet, these guys really seem to “know it all”. Haha…

What is it about lack of information that makes some people know everything? Is it an epidemic? One of these guys, we’ll call him Bryant Smythe, hasn’t read anything in such a long time, and he is always telling his wife what a dumb-ass she is, and yet, she reads quite a bit. He won’t listen to advice from anyone, as he is the King. He recently lost his job, and is finding it difficult to find a new place of employment. As a truck driver, its hard to get a job with many traffic tickets. Perhaps with a more diverse skill-set and knowledge, his options would be more diverse.

Reading is essential for growing, it keeps our brains young. According to the book, “Keep Your Brain Young: The Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health and Longevity”, Reading and learning are essential to keeping the brain fresh and active, and it most likely thwarts the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Benefits of Continual Learning.

  • Continual learning fuels continual improvement.
  • The more you learn, the better able you are to arrive at your own solutions.
  • The more knowledge you gain, the better equipped you are to sort through the information overload of today’s business world.
  • Most of us are too busy for our own good-both at the office and in our personal lives. If we would only invest a little time to learn better, we would work better and our life would become better.
  • Continual learning will ensure that you work smarter, not harder.
  • Perhaps you get an idea from your reading that will excel your business career?
  • The more you know, the more productive you will be.

Continual learning, is not just reading a book. It also includes taking classes or attending seminars. And it includes my favorite type of continual learning, audiobooks. There are so many great audio courses that I can listen to while I’m driving on my 30 minute commute. So, instead of listening to the local radio station and mindlessly drifting away, I choose to be engaged and learn while I drive. Most truly successful people have adopted this philosophy as well. To me, its all about productivity.

So keep these things in mind, when you are wasting time, watching television… or mindlessly surfing the net. Pick up a book and refresh your mind. Keep your brain young, become more productive, and create a better lifestyle for yourself with your new found knowledge.

Much Love-

Travis Wright

However, if you do find the need to waste some time online, feel free to check out my redesigned entertainment portal, www.TimeCheeze.com. My programmer and I have been working hard to create something to pacify the minds of many… then inspire them along the way. Hope you enjoy!

Keep learning and growing your businesses!

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Sham December 12, 2023 at 2:46 am

Well, here’s my 2 cents ono the matter ;-) .
Whether it is stuff from books or life experiences, every day knowingly or otherwise we learn something. And if this learning process is stopped,life becomes less interesting.

Enhance Life

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