Almost no one will deny the importance of education. It is foundational to our success as individuals and for our country as a whole.
There are plenty of ways our educational and school systems can do better. There are many different opinions on the subject, but all agree it is important.
There are basics that we all must learn to be able to succeed in our society. But then what is important is that we know how to continue learning. This has nothing to do with our educational system. This has to do with each of us as individuals. This has always been important, but perhaps it is even more important in today’s face changing world. We can’t assume the education we received in the past is enough. It may give someone a certificate showing what they achieved. It is a worthy achievement but it doesn’t mean the knowledge is enough.
Continual learning is vital to our ongoing success. Education we received in our past may give us some confidence, but knowing how to go gain the specific education that we need right now to achieve the next thing gives us even more confidence. This future education we receive may not be formal. It may not come from a school. It may come from a book, an online course, a mentor, or our own research. This education is not simply about degrees or being able to display our achievements. This education is about learning specifically what we need to know to go to the next level.
All education can be valuable, but for many this education may be the most valuable. Jim Rohn famously said, “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.“
How are you continuing to seek education?