How education helps to shape thinking
Education, formal or informal, helps to transform an individual from the inside out. It helps to shape one’s view of the world and this sometimes happens almost unconsciously! A lot of knowledge exists around us, when we take time to think about all the incredible learning opportunities life presents to us daily…they would simply be endless. Endless to know or even learn about.
Here is how I look at it; every day presents an opportunity to learn about the biggest or even the smallest things. Especially after the invention of the internet, you could type a word to find out its meaning, a crop to find out its origin, learn about culture, figure out how to use Excel, and so on. It could also be a meeting with your circle, a networking event or a simple talk with your parents or grandparents who can share with you lessons from their time and their views about the world.
One should not look down upon themselves just because they feel like they do not have access to perhaps the most famous books in the world, we should be grateful for all the small teachings that life presents to us. When you learn something, even if it’s not from a book, you feel rejuvenated and acquire the opportunity to synchronize things a little differently. Education gives us the opportunity to open new windows in our brain’s files and we get to be lifelong learners when we stay hungry to learn more and stay curious.
With new knowledge, you can apply the lessons directly to your life, relationships, even in business, and get to see the bigger picture. Choose to pursue education and learning holistically. This way can help one to realise their strengths as well as their limitations. You can embrace the limitations or work on them to turn them into strengths. Broadening your perspective on critical thinking as well as analytical skills, education brings clarity and the opportunity to have a new perspective on a given problem or scenario.
It can also teach one to have discipline, which at the same time learning the consequences of not having it. This way you can be able to work on projects that will birth success. It also helps to connect with the world on a different level, to reach this level, your wisdom and sense of empathy are raised by education authentically and naturally.
Education can at the same time help people in business, to reach broader networks or even apply different perspectives in business as well as in life. To reach your individual or organisational goals, education boosts this bringing in even greater satisfaction. It gives you the tools to become a better person with a bigger and well-defined purpose and mission. With this, you can tailor positivity to your relationships or in business. You get to be a better business owner, a better leader, a better friend, better CEO, a better writer and so on.
With education, you can turn setbacks into teachable moments and form new solutions while at the same time becoming more resilient. You can become a higher achiever, thinker peacemaker, and adventurer or be able to generate enthusiasm better. Therefore, take every chance in life that throws an opportunity to learn something that can make things better or make a difference for you and generations to come.