You hear it all the time, “You should invest in your future by going to school”…blah blah, followed by a lecture on why you should be striving to “get a good job with benefits and a pension.”
Well unfortunately (or fortunately?) that is a system that is becoming increasingly archaic as you read this post. Which is why you need to learn why self-education benefits you.
With the advent of the internet, becoming an entrepreneur has never been easier. More and more people are abandoning the 9 to 5 life in favor of working for themselves.
The demand for jobs that require a mediocre skill set are being outsourced overseas, leaving behind a slew of individuals who went to school for x number of years so they can get landed with unemployment, or underemployment. Clearly, the world is a-changing.
The truth is, no matter what is happening in the world or what system is in place that will enable one to achieve success and live a fulfilling life, you have to learn how to.
In this article I am going to explain why self-education is so powerful and why you need to start investing in it immediately.
Equate Knowledge With Power, Literally
There is a book, that changed my life. It put me on a path that in retrospect, transformed me into who I am today. It is called, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. No offense to J.K. Rowling, but the book itself was irrelevant. It could have been any book.
The point is, I started reading. It was my gateway to learning, and self-education. Once you find yourself on the self-learning path, there is no turning back.
It is like falling in love, something fundamental in you is forever changed, and you can never revert back to person you were before.
Knowledge is power
-Sir Francis Bacon
Why do we hear that saying all the time? Well, because it’s true! Why? Without knowledge, without understanding something, you cannot close the gap between your desires and reality.
Knowledge serves as the bridge to what you want, and making it come to life. You cannot cross a river unless you have a bridge. It’s unavoidable, but at the same time it is empowering.
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Probably the greatest benefit of self-education is the fact that you have the power to learn whatever you want. You have the power to learn what you need to learn.
Nobody is dictating what you should or shouldn’t put into your own head. You don’t have to waste time following a curriculum where half of the material you learn will serve you no purpose in the future.
Empower yourself. Once you learn something and shed light on the unknown, you will gain courage. You will realize that the possibilities are endless with knowledge at your side.
Once you have mastered learning, you will feel you can master anything. Because that is precisely how you master anything, by learning.
So if you haven’t already, make learning a priority in life. Commit to it. If you don’t like to read books. That is fine. There are countless books that have been transcribed into audio. You can also find free knowledge online, with Youtube, podcasts, online lectures, documentaries, etc.There are so many mediums for you to learn. Take advantage of the vast amounts of knowledge at your fingertips and convenience.
If you are unsure about exactly what to learn, start simple. Learn about something that you are actually interested in. Then take it one step at a time.
Before you know it, you will be amazed by the amount of knowledge you have absorbed and perhaps even utilized. You will be amazed at who you have become.
I hope this article has convinced you to take up self-education, change your life and transform yourself. Are you interested in self-learning? If so, what topic are you leaning towards? Share with us your interests and leave a comment below.