Never Quit Learning and Never Think You Know it All

Never Quit Learning and Never Think You Know it All

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One of the most important things for anybody is to never quit learning. Part of that is to never think you have nothing more to learn.

No matter how many years I spend in my career field I am always learning that I don’t know anything.

Technology is always changing. Management techniques continue to evolve. The workforce and employee expectations ebb and flow with each new generation.

Just when I think I have a firm grasp on things, everything remains in a state of constant flux.

I recently just completed two new technical certifications related to my job. I can say that I am more knowledgeable about my job. I can also say that I learned how much I really don’t know.

Anybody who tells you they have all the answers, and that they have nothing more to learn, is either a liar or a fool, or both.

It isn’t a matter of false humility to admit your own ignorance of a subject. It is a matter of honesty to self and others.

I can’t learn if I pretend I know everything. I need to always be aware of my own short-comings and lack of knowledge so I can seek out opportunities to improve.

As long as I am alive there will be no lack of opportunities for improvement.

It is damn scary to realize how much that I don’t know. There are so many smarter people in my line of work. I know that I am not the best at what I do. But what I am good at is constantly learning and growing. I never give up. I am always pushing forward.

So it doesn’t matter how smart the next person is, or how little I really know. As long as I am willing to work harder and be honest about what I am good at and where I fall short, at least I will be able to say I did my best.

Everyday presents opportunities for learning and improving. Not taking advantage of those opportunities would be a failure. Trying and not succeeding is not failure. Every set back is yet another opportunity to learn and grow.

Quit acting like you know everything and thinking that you have to. Life is too short, and there is too much knowledge. Often knowledge is temporary and constantly evolving. Truth is hard to come by. In the end, all that matters is that you are a better person tomorrow than you were today.

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