Never Stop Learning
Stopping to learn implies stopping to grow, and we all know that’s not good. Learning does not only refer to the traditional practice of obtaining textbook knowledge. It’s a lot more than that. Keeping up with industry news and trends, as well as expanding your abilities (whether in breadth or depth), is an effective method to stay on top of your game. If you enjoy data analysis, consider taking a data visualization course. If you are interested in information security, you should obtain a ceh certification.
Not to mention that ‘learning from experience is the best type of learning. And the greatest approach to gain additional experience is to take on new challenges, engage in proactive projects, and go the additional mile. It also entails saying YES to a lot of things that are definitely outside of your professional function or abilities. Those who say yes to learning new things and trying their hand at new projects wind up acquiring new abilities and gaining experience without having to pay a dime for school, and honestly, it is the ideal way to upskill yourself while on the job. Consider a win-win situation in which your employer does not have to pay for your training while still receiving a trained employee, i.e. you, who is now ready to take on more responsibility and advance in the organization. It all starts with saying yes to learning.
Pro tip: During your 2021 stay at home, use your free time in online learning abilities that will pay off in the future. If you are interested in forensic cybersecurity, there are numerous sites that provide CHFI online certification. If you enjoy graphic design, there are numerous certified illustration courses available online. It is entirely up to you and how you spend your time.
This may appear to be a bit, or a lot, radical. The opposite, on the other hand, is absolutely conventional and outmoded. Making no mistakes is most likely the biggest error you will ever make. Making mistakes is essential for progress, whether you are an entrepreneur, a mid-level employee, or a C-level CEO. Many individuals know what to do, but very few know what not to do. That information is priceless. You don’t learn what not to do by reading textbooks, articles, or success stories; you learn by making your own mistakes. Making mistakes is not a sign of failure; rather, it is a sign of development. Someone who is willing to make mistakes is not scared to attempt new things and learn. If anything, it is one of the most important habits that many individuals in the world lack because they are either discouraged by their superiors or simply terrified. Remember, if you don’t allow for mistakes, you don’t allow for progress.
Finally, keep in mind that whether you advance or fall in your profession is entirely dependent on your habits.