Learning More Now than While in School

Recently I was talking with an entrepreneur and he made a comment that really stuck with me: I’m learning more now than while in school. Yup, that’s right. The best entrepreneurs I know are the fastest, and most voracious, learners. Every time I talk with them, they’re sharing some new lesson learned or idea gleaned.

Here are a few thoughts on learning more now than while in school:

  • While in school there might be more new facts learned weekly, but as an entrepreneur there are many more real-world, applicable insights and strategies learned weekly
  • Make a goal to learn something new every day (see one new insight per day)
  • Find a peer group of like-minded people that share your desire to learn
  • Surround yourself with team members that enjoy learning and want to share ideas

Entrepreneurs would do well to make sure they’re always learning and instill continual learning as a value within their organization.

What else? What are some more thoughts on learning more now than while in school?

One thought on “Learning More Now than While in School

  1. This is a terrific topic! I feel like we all complete school and sub-consciously declare: Learning- COMPLETE! We don’t consciously acknowledge it of course, but it’s burned into our minds. It’s an accomplishment. When most accomplish something, they don’t pursue it any further. Accomplishment should never be considered a finish line, it should be viewed as the starting line for the next accomplishment. This is the same reason why people get stuck at a dead-end job for 30 years.

    I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned in the past 3 years versus the years I spent in school; it’s almost unreal. School provides a good outline and structure, but I truly believe we have to be the real teacher/student when it comes to the gray area, the fine tuning. I’ll tell you this, learning new things on my own has been all the more satisfying also.

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