Why Continuing Education is Good For The Soul

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There are few better ways to raise one’s self-esteem than to commit to a course of education, as the personal pride that comes from taking a course and finishing it, is one of the most personally productive things we can do to enhance our lives and career.

You’ll have probably already heard the saying “the more you learn the more you earn”, and this is true, for instance if you were to do network administration training in the context of IT, your earning ability in this field would dramatically increase, but learning is not limited to financial benefits.

The expansion of one’s self in terms of your personal development and the impact this has on your self-esteem and confidence is one of the greatest reasons to learn more.  Indeed, if you have children it’s very important you dream big yourself if you are going to encourage your children to dream big, as kids often model what you do – not what you say.

In this vein, if you are committed to your own learning then your child is likely to follow in your footsteps.

There’s a certain psychological power in progress that propels us forward, almost like a catapult – the reason it feels so good to achieve things in this context is because it gives us a physiological boost in the form of an endorphin rush that floods our brain with feel good hormones, akin to when we start exercising.

The improvement in self-esteem you’ll receive from learning something new is often a great way to deal with common mood ailments such as depression and low self-esteem.  Then, there are of course the financial benefits.  

In today’s world, most people can benefit from earning an extra source of income or improving their earning ability so that they can earn more money for each hour they work.  

In terms of making more money, there’s a simple formula to follow, as people are ultimately compensated based on the tangible value they create.  

Therefore, if you want to earn more, you simply need to create more value in terms of the end result and tangible outcome you provide; and one of the most common ways to provide more value is to get more education so that you are knowledgeable in a particular field.

You want to have a laser focus however, when it comes to the course you undertake, as education is ultimately an investment – both in time and money; so, it’s important you invest these resources wisely and not do a course just for the sake of it.  There are way too many graduates who are unemployed or working in minimum wage jobs, meaning, just because you have a degree does not guarantee you a prosperous career. You need to ensure the course you select is aligned with the trajectory you wish to take and that it can legitimately propel you from where you are to where you want to be.

In summary, education is a great way to expand your mind, increase your earning potential, be a great role model to your children, improve your self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence… but make sure you invest in a course or programme that provides ample return on investment for the time and money you are putting into it.


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