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?