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My challenge is to answer this question:

  1. 1. Humans desire the need to create and learn. How do you incorporate life long learning and how it has helped you?

I dub myself a life long student. I’m a life long learner. Here’s an example:

  • I finished my primary and secondary schooling. I continued to pursue learning by going to college for a 2 year program. I finished that. Then, 7 years later, I went back to school for a fast track advanced training course. It was an 8 week course. I then started working in that particular field for a couple of years. A life changing situation occurred and I went back to school for a one year college training course. After graduating that course I worked in that field for 10 years. Advance to today. I found myself having to reinvent myself and start over again. I took another fast track advanced course that was 8 weeks. Also, after finishing that course I found myself hungering to learn even more. I started taking online courses to improve my business savvy and improve my photography skills. I’ve had a passion for photography as long as I can remember–since I was a child. Last year I signed up for this awesome opportunity to participate in something that is a new style of learning and applying this to my life, with my creativity.

At this point, I’m at a cross-roads in my life and left having to make a life changing decision. This opportunity would place me square in front of experts in the creative world who would be able to inspire and encourage my skills, technique and creativity.

I will continually seek learning and educating myself to improve myself, as well as, offer my knowledge to others to help them.

I also love this quote:

“When we stop learning we stop growing!”

This quote mostly refers to our mental state. When we stop growing mentally our brain dies in a way that puts us in a state of living day-to-day, paycheck to paycheck, a mundane life. We live in a rut on auto-pilot. No adventure. No risk taking. We play the what-ifs game. We start living by what the news and commercials tell us.

I don’t know about you, but, living in a state of zombie-ism is not appealing to me at all. I want to experience and take risks. So what if I fail at something. Learn from that failure and try something new until you find the right thing to do.

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Go for it! Take the leap of faith and just do it! Like Nike says.

So, my question to you is the exact same question posed to me:
How do you incorporate life long learning and how it has helped you? 

I challenge you today to search deep within yourself to answer this question. Comment below and let’s chat. I’d love to hear from you.

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