“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” –Henry Ford

Over ten years ago, when I was a full-time student, I remember being completely captivated by my favourite professors as they lectured, often holding my attention for three hours at a time. I was passionate and loved analyzing, discussing and considering new ideas and perspectives. And then I started working.

I quickly realized that in the “real world” (as many people referred to it) there was little room and time for idealistic perspectives. “It’s time to get down to work” or “just do your job” were phrases I heard frequently. Can anyone identify?

I wasn’t satisfied with my learning being confined within my job description so I continued with my education and focused on developing my career. During this time, it was all of my extra curricular reading and activities that met my need for passion and learning and I continued to grow as an individual.

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”
George Santayana

I ask you – has your learning plateaued? Does your job reflect who you are? Do you have more that you want to say and do in the world? Are you itching for something new in your life? Do you want to” use your brain” again?

You don’t necessarily have to change your job – at least right now… but maybe you do need to learn something new. Develop a skill or get involved in a hobby. Download an inspirational ebook or join a book club to meet new people that are like-minded.

Set yourself up for success by expanding your knowledge, skills and abilities.

If you want an interesting life, become an interesting person!

Get interested in the world and other people around you! Quickly, you will begin to see results!

Best wishes to you today!

Kelly McIntyre M.Sc.

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” -Chinese Proverb