It's that time of year! School is starting again and students are returning to classes and universities all over the world. If you are not among the masses of returning students, what are you doing to continue to improve your own mind and skills?
We are living in the most competitive age the world has ever known. Each of us needs to constantly study and improve in order to boost our productivity and to keep up with changing trends and technology. Education is a shortcut to proficiency. Through it, you can bypass the mistakes of hundreds of generations, helping you to advance and excel. It can elevate your attitude as well as sharpen your skills.
Unfortunately, many feel that once their formal education is complete, they have no need to crack a book or learn another thing. What a waste.
It was said of Mary Kay Ash, founder of the multi-million dollar Mary Kay Cosmetics company, that she never got in a car without a cassette tape or CD to listen to, so that she could learn something while driving. You can do the same. Even if you choose to study a subject or develop a skill that has little to do with your career, you will find that your mind will quicken, creativity will flow, and you will feel better about yourself.
This month, as millions of students are returning to school, take a moment to consider what are you doing to improve your mind, your skills, and your attitude? If your answer is "nothing" or "I do not have time," I challenge you to do something today about your continuing education. Pick up a book, listen to an audio learning program, take a class. The important thing is not what you do, but that you do something. There is no doubt that education pays great dividends. Do not cheat your mind, or you will pay for it over and over again. …