AMAZING BENEFITS OF LEARNING A NEW SKILL
When you think about the things you do everyday, you probably wouldn’t put learning new things on the list. Living busy and hectic lifestyles makes it difficult to think about learning new things and trying something new, but you could be really missing out both personally and professionally.
You’ve heard motivational speakers, coaches and mentors tell you repeatedly on the need for you to learn new skills but what you may not know are why learning new skills is important. Learning new skills might be hard taking into consideration how concentration and a prepared mind is required. Coming into an entirely unfamiliar terrain that is also equally mentally challenging provides broad mental and social stimulation that will only be of great benefit.
Here we go,
Increases your marketability level
Learning new skills cannot only help increase the chances of landing the perfect job – a job that is highly fulfilling and well paying. It helps keep you in demand especially in an increasingly competitive working environment, with employers and with other freelance jobs.
Only make sure that you sharpen and learn those that are easily transferable from a career to another such as communication skills, computer tech skills and you are well on your way.
You become better at learning
Learning quickly and effectively is a skill. And like any other skill, you get better at it the more you do it. You probably already know that constant learning is key to success. But what if you could learn just 50% faster? How much of an impact would that make on your life?
There are principles about learning that you pick up when learning each skill that can be applied to other topics in the future. Scientists have found out that when we learn new skills, our brain changes in ways that are beneficial.
Learning helps stretch the capacity of the brain making other parts of our life easier. Learning new skills in any area helps improve working memory, gives better verbal intelligence and shows an increase in language skills.
Vital for success
Have you wondered why multinational companies in Nigeria go send their employees for further study to acquire new skills? It is because they understand the importance of learning new skills and how learning new skills relates to being successful.
Companies usually look out for employees who are motivated enough to pursue opportunities for self improvement because they understand that they will require less motivation to drive success in their companies when they are hired.
Rather than watch others do what you have an interest in, you can learn to do it yourself when others who are skilled in it are not around to humour you. If you learn a couple of relevant skills such as sales and marketing, communication, public speaking and computer tech skills, if you are entrepreneurial-inclined, you can end up establishing your own thing and doing it yourself.
You can relate to more people
Relationships form the bedrock of all success. To build relationships, you need to be able to relate to people — that is, have something in common with them. The more fields you understand, the greater your chances of being able to relate to someone.
Often, you’ll connect with someone over something unrelated to how you end up getting value out of that relationship. Not only will being able to relate to more people make you more friends and connections, but it will also help you become more persuasive.
Empathy is the core of copywriting and successful marketing. And whether you are in business or not, we’re all selling something, whether it’s convincing your parents that dropping out of college is a good idea, diffusing a fight with a friend, or getting a date.
You become a fascinating person
Here’s a secret about spending time with successful people: you don’t have to be successful yourself. You just have to be interesting.
It’s a cliche for a reason: you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Being interesting helps ensure those five people are successful.
The ultimate leveller
I believe learning always is key to ultimately levelling the classes. Education is the basic and one of the important process everyone needs to undergo to eradicating poverty and ensuring equality, but it does not end there.
When people staying on the low level of the ladder keep learning relevant skills to increase their marketability, it will eventually pay off and bring them at par with those on the high level.
We all live a busy life as earlier noted, you might wonder, how can i learn new skills with such a busy schedule?
The answer is, to take an Online course, all You need is a mobile device internet.
You can learn anything online. Online learning is boundless, convenient and personalized. No boring classrooms, no traffic to school, no endless school bureaucracy, no university lecturers going on strike, no inhuman deadlines. And did I add it can be stupidly cheap to take online courses?
You should start an online course right away.