Logic Of The Day: 12.02.2019.
Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough. — Alain de Botton
Time is finite. We only get the next hour once, and then it’s gone forever. So choices about how we spend or invest our time come with real opportunity costs.
Think about the skills and knowledge you need to stay current now and prepare for the future. You don’t have to learn every skill at once but you owe it to yourself to be the best you can be.
To be an effective learner, any skill you choose to learn should fit into the bigger picture of your life and work — your career path. Learning can help you meet immediate or future needs. If you intend to improve your skills in the next three or six months, you can get feedback from your employer about your skills that may need upgrading.
Other clues like tasks you tend to avoid or struggle with because of knowledge or skills you don’t have can help you choose what to focus on now or in the future.
You can also focus on the big picture, define your career path and choose the skills you need to get to your ultimate career goal. This can help you develop new skills that will be useful beyond your current position. If you want to pursue a specific management role, find resources to help you build the skills you need to prepare yourself for the future.
You can even find a mentor and talk about your learning goals and what to focus on to advance your career.
~ Thomas Oppong (The Single Most Important Skill of The 21st-Century That Will Take Your Career to The Next Level)
"The Career Growth Team"