The purpose of this essay is to help us understand the importance of lifelong learning. Lifelong learning is continuing education and training to gain skills and knowledge to become more successful in life through personal and professional growth. It is an education instrument that develop learning opportunities through people’s lives in order to promote the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment and personal contentment. Lifelong learning is important for everybody, no matter the age or level of education. Changes in life promotes happiness, mental strength, and emotional resilience. “Our whole life is an Education — we are ‘ever-learning,’ every moment of time, everywhere, under all circumstances something is being added to the stock of our previous attainments. Mind is always at work when once its operations commence. All men are learners, whatever their occupation, in the palace, in the cottage, in the park, and in the field. These are the laws stamped upon Humanity.” – Edward Paxton Hood, Self-Education: Twelve Chapters for Young Thinkers, 1852
Lifelong learning helps soldiers or individuals grow professionally and personally. Professional growth is learning process that help each member be their personal best. Developing yourself to entirely understand the job you do and how you can improve. Simply means keeping up to date on the trends, skills, technologies, and other characteristics of your field. “Ongoing learning and self-development by employees are critical to the mission of any modern organization, nowhere more so than in education. In order to be successful, educational organizations must provide effective professional development programs for employees over the entire course of their careers” (Lawler, 1994).
Personal growth is a continuing process that starts from an early, but mostly taught by parents, teachers, and the environment. Improving one’s habits, behavior, actions and reactions in life. To make the most of it, you need to become aware of the process, know what it is, and take the right steps to grow and improve yourself. It involves the growth and enhancement of all characteristics of the person. Learn your mistakes from others. Problems and difficulties are the reasons that rouse the desire to grow, and make changes in one’s life. “Personal growth, to me, is a constant challenge to get better. It’s recognizing my shortcomings and liking myself anyway. It’s forgiving and leaving grudges behind. It’s realizing that my effort is more important than perfection.” ~Holly B
Lifelong learning is important to everybody because it will increase your qualification and helps you keep your job by keeping up to date on latest development in your field. It will also show that you know what you are doing and you can be trusted. Lifelong learning will advance your skills especially with the new technology we have. It will give you confidence, it makes you feel good when you know something completely. Improve your social networking. It improves your standing in society, it means to say people will take you seriously in all aspect. Secure your future, it opens many doors, provides you with opportunities and you will earn more.
People are different from one another, and what works for one, might not work for another. This means that you must explore the various techniques and ways for personal growth to find what is suitable for you.
“Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness
It is your way to a better life, to become an improved version of yourself.