When I was young, I grew up knowing someone who started his job as a forklift operator, 20 years later, he is still a forklift operator. Look, do not get me wrong. I have nothing against forklift operators and there is nothing wrong starting your first job as a forklift operator, that is what you want to do, that is your dream job, if forklift is your passion then keep the job but after 20 years, go be a forklift manager, or a forklift engineer, or a specialist. But Not the same position after 20 years. Because when you are too comfortable with something, what’s comes next is fear to change. We are not talking about a machinist or a pilot where the trade makes you a specialist with years of experience. When I was working as an assistant engineer, I knew a senior machinist who became a company asset due to his precisions and zero tolerance in machining skills. He wasn’t a regular machine operator for 20 years who job hopped more than 10 companies. The risk of not upgrading is stagnancy. Even plants grow into trees.
The benefits of learning everyday makes you a well informed person and when you are well informed you make better decisions.
Learning new things of the same thing everyday is not boring. You need to set objectives of learning. Take it slow and bit by bit, trust me, you will reach there. Say today, you want to know about the tyres of your car. Just take one for instance, the tyres itself, you will learn about the rim size, the pressure needed, the tread pattern, the width… In one day all that can be done. Then next, you learn about the cooling system. And the next a different topic so on. Trust me, in 10 days of learning a different topic each day, you will know something about your car. Apply this method to your work, your school, your hobbies. Plan a 10 day learning objectives, you will know how to move on from there. But just remember, don’t learn everything in one day, there’s no need to. Learn a little everyday is better than learning everything in one day and nothing at all for many days. Once you completed your exercises, you will look at things from a broader perspectives. Do not rush. The intended purpose is to learn something everyday and not rush to know everything quickly. If you just started out, you will be overwhelmed by information and you may end giving up. If you have time in your hands, then that is a whole lot different matter. If you don’t easily crack under pressure, then by all means, do it. It will be crazy but yeah, you are welcome.
When you have more knowledge, you have more information to share. You have more things to say. You will speak about the same topic from different views. Imagine a movie with only one camera angle, do u think Tht will be incredible? Similarly the way we speak. But knowing does not certify you to keep talking. Remember this, fools say what they want to say while wisemen say things that needs to be said. Be the latter.
Dialogist. I remember years ago reading an article on how to look intelligent. The article suggested I read general topics but just the surface. So I came up with a metaphor like the magazine cover, we got attracted to it for the graphic designs and catchy headline titles. So I read daily about science, health, technology, business, sports , fashion, local news online… Just to get a bit of everything. People who know me said I can talk for hours. Well, the same reason why we can run our cars for many years… Because we keep topping them up with fuel and maintaining them. The more we should do it for our brain, because you have only one brain and its irreplaceable. So keep fuelling your mind with knowledge. Your brain won’t grow in size But it will grow in power n don’t worry, it will never run out of storage
They say Travelers are the best interlocutors, but I don’t agree. Yes they know places, came across more cultures, well diverse but if they don’t talk… We get nothing from them. It’s the sharing part that is most important. I travel to places myself. And I love culture n people n talked about experiences. So learn something new everyday. It can be anything. As long it’s something new. Everyday.