Maybe you have been going to school and will be graduating next month. Or perhaps you recently completed a program to earn a certification. It’s so tempting to think, “I’m (almost) done!”
Except it doesn’t really work like that.
Consider the following words of management expert Peter Drucker:
“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change.”
Learning is a continual process. It’s not something that suddenly comes to an end because you’ve received a diploma that indicates that you’ve achieved a certain level of knowledge. Learning is lifelong because the target is constantly moving; there’s always something new to learn in every given field.
If you are serious about managing your career effectively, you will keep looking for opportunities to learn. Staying relevant increases the value you have to your company. To do otherwise puts you at risk for falling behind in the latest developments in your industry. It’s up to you to decide if you are going to be proactive about staying at the forefront of your field or if you will be struggling to keep up.
To read the rest of this guest post that I wrote for myFootpath, click here.
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