In this post I really want to encourage you to pursue lifelong learning and use every experience in your life whether good or bad as an opportunity to learn and grow.
One of my favourite quotes is, “The more you know is the more you realise you don’t know”.
This quote has always humbled me and built in me a continuous thirst for knowledge, knowledge that has equipped and prepared me throughout my life.
The Bible says in Proverbs 18:15;
“An intelligent man acquires knowledge and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge”
So I encourage you to seek knowledge and pursue lifelong learning it will pay great dividends in your life.
This week I have been absolutely spoilt with learning opportunities;
Earlier this week I spent two and a half days completing the last module of leadership training that I’ve been doing for the past year. It’s actually been one of the best courses I’ve been on (perhaps I’ll tell you about it one of these days), to be honest I was more sad than I thought to say goodbye at the end of the course and it actually felt like a mild form of ‘mourning’.
However, that’s not why I’m wearing black I’m actually about to go into another significant learning experience. I’m in a hotel in Frankfurt about to go down to the annual management meeting held by my employer each year where 4-500 senior managers within the company from across the world, meet to network and hear from the Board of Directors.
I have to tell you these events use to intimidate me and build in me such insecurity, the thought of being amongst people who I perceived as better, smarter and more successful than me used to generate such fear. THANK GOD THOSE DAYS ARE OVER now these are simply opportunities for me to learn and let the light God has given me shine.
So I encourage you to live life learning – let no situation in your life intimidate or defeat you just use it as an opportunity to learn and grow.