By Felix C. Veroya
Do you think what you know right now is enough for you to thrive and survive?
Based on a published report by QS on 2018 entitled The Global Skills Gap in the 21st Century, there is average of 25 gap indexes on how professionals perceived the sufficiency of skills they have against how employers are satisfied in relation to the skills. It was found out that the top five (5) most important skills for employers globally are problem solving, team work, communication, adaptability and interpersonal skills.
With this landscape, the question is how to address the skills gap?
We must become a lifelong learner. Lifelong learning is a form of self-initiated education that is focused on personal development. Being a lifelong learner can help us achieve personal fulfillment and satisfaction, recognize human’s nature drive to explore, learn and grow, encourage us to improve our quality of life and sense of self – worth and pays attention to the ideas and goals that inspire us.
In contrary to the common belief, lifelong learning does not only take place inside a classroom. Remember when you learned how to ride a bike or learn how to use your smart phone or play online games? You did not enroll to a formal educational institution to have that. You learned that through either mentoring from a relative or friend, through observation or experiencing it firsthand.
Now, how can you adapt lifelong learning to in your lives just like what I did.
Lifelong learning took me to places I never knew I can go. I hope that you see the beauty of this skill set and start applying it in your lives and see you in places you wanted to go.
Just like what Albert Einstein said, “Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.”
Let’s continue to be #significantlybetterlifelonglearners, together!
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