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How to Learn at Work and Keep Growing

Priya Johnson Jan 22, 2021
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Learning doesn't end with an educational degree. Our brain cells need to keep being stimulated and exercised. Learning is a part of life and also a vital part of our work lives.
"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease at death." - Albert Einstein
The 'I know it all' attitude is not conducive to learning at work. You need to be open to new ideas and changes.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Be Open

Discard the mindset that you will be right all the time. Those who admit their mistakes and are willing to learn from them are people who do well in the long run. 

Be prepared to be wrong
Set aside time to read the newspaper or a journal. The more you read the more you'll be aware of current events and latest developments.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Allocate time to read
Even Spider Man Needs to read
When you share what you've learnt the information gets set deeper into your memory. So sharing is actually helping you retain what you learnt.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Share Information
Resist the urge to be stuck in your comfort zones. Step out, take up a challenge and try something you've never done before.
Be willing to try something new
We all have the same 24 hours. The difference lies in how we use each minute. So use it wisely. 
Redeem the time
We live in a smart generation. Look for smarter ways to accomplish the same task faster.
Look for a Smarter Way
When you have all kinds of information at your fingertips, quickly find out what you don't know and self educate.
Try not to say "I don't know"

Identify time wasters and spend minimal time on fruitless emails, etc. This will give you more time to put to productive use.
Avoid Timewasters

"Never stop learning because life never stops teaching." - Lin Pernille
Keep Training
Sign up for specific training courses that are offered at work. They will hone your professional skills.
Develop a passion for learning. If you do so you will never cease to grow." - Anthony J.D Angelo
Shadowing people can prove conducive to learning. Helping others meet their goals will help you pick on skills that will be useful in the future.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Shadow Others
Don't hesitate to start again and take another route. It takes courage to retract and admit it didn't work out.
Be wiling to retract
"Learn continually - there's always one more thing to learn!" - Steve Jobs