In Debra Benton’s new book, The Virtual Executive, she has some great quotes about continuous learning…
There are two basic needs in life: procreation and education. The first enables humankind to survive, the second enables you to survive.
If you don’t continue to learn, your ROI will stand for “return on ignorance.”
Ignorance makes simple things 10 times more difficult than they should be and difficult things nearly impossible.
Comments, Joe and Wanda?
Joe Kerr: Haven’t had a whole lot of education post college, but I have done my share of procreating. So, I definitely have that going for me. Humankind owes me a debt of gratitude.
Wanda B. Goode: Great quotes. Learning is so important. The hard part is making the time to do it. It’s easy to get swept up in the day-to-day of our busy jobs and neglect our education. We need to block off some time each week for ourselves and encourage our team members to do the same.
Some related quotes and a related post
“Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.”
– Will Rogers
“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.”
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