Lives of Learning

Today we take a step back in history to learn from the wisdom of Abigail Adams:

“Learning is not to be attained by chance, it must be sought with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

What does this mean?  Well, Abigail has stumbled onto one of the greatest success secrets of all time: if you want to be successful you have to learn constantly.  You may get to success knowing a few things, but you won’t stay successful for long if you don’t keep learning and updating your knowledge of the rapidly changing world.

So what can you do?  My favorite learning solutions are books, blogs and newsletters, personally I love reading.  But there are also teleseminars, audio programs and online seminars and courses you can attend, as well as in-person events and classes for those who learn better in other ways.  I make time each and every day to do some learning that will help me in some area of my life or business.

The thing to remember is that even if you’re an average Joe or Jane, you probably have a family (or want one), and a job (or want one), and I don’t know anyone who couldn’t learn something and improve themselves in either area.  When you learn more not only are you more equipped to be a better employee, you’re also more likely to get pay raises and advance with the company, or find an even better job!  When you learn more about yourself or family, you can create an even happier, healthier, better-prepared-for-the-future family than the one you have.

This week I encourage you to get out there and start learning!  You don’t have to take on a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a college, just get out there and start learning and exploring your world.  You’ll love the results!  And if you’ve got a favorite method of learning, resource or book you love, share it in the comments.

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