19 Jun Why One Can’t Learn enough ?
“There’s one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself. Nobody can take away what you’ve got in yourself, and everybody has potential they haven’t used yet.” – Warren Buffet
As successful executive leaders, we come across a lot of situations every day and experience tumultuous events which defines our growth. But one of the biggest derailments from our successful executive career ahead is thinking that we know enough and have experienced enough.
Because enough simply doesn’t exist.
What we see as the end of our horizon ahead is the beginning of another.
The most extraordinary example of lifelong learner is Steve Jobs. Before founding Apple Steve Jobs attended lectures at a small computer technology company called Hewlett-Packard. He worked for companies like HP, Atari. He was closely observing these companies and then later his competitors. Steve Jobs not only learnt from their successes but also their mistakes and avoided doing the same with Apple.
A lifelong learner keeps acquiring finer skills despite the huge magnitude of success they may attain or educational degree they may get.
To be a good executive leader, its essential to learn everyday and to keep our mind open to grasp more nuanced things. It keeps us updated and gives a boost to our teams.
Not being self-aware or conscious can lead to false beliefs and is ultimately an obstacle.
A learner who never ceases to learn is like a mountaineer who reaches the top of the peak and continues to explore other peaks.
“That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” – Doris Lessing
About Kshitij Sharma –
Author is an Executive Coach who supports senior corporate leaders and founders to develop a powerful executive presence. Please visit www.coachkshitij.com to know more about him or set up a meeting with him.