2. LEARNING IS YOUR GRAND ACCESS TO THE FUTURE
Compliment of the season. It’s great to have you come by to complete the exploration we started.
From our last session we exposed the subtle spell of complacency that often ensnare an achiever from taking a better success leap. Thus we said:
Let go the accolade of your past achievements as though they never happened, and press towards achieving a greater or better feat by increasing your success stride.
We left off with the question:
How then can you keep up with an increasing success stride to access the future — your desired future?
A passion to keep learning is the simple answer. No man is an inland and no sea is without tributaries!
There may be nothing new under the sun(some facts and fundamentals), but most things built from fundamentals, under the sun, are evolving. So there is need for updated knowledge.
If those things that do not have a mind of there own (your smart devices) can request for application updates, why won’t you seek for continuous update/learning.
The future lies in the hands of voracious learners. Be teachable; be relentless in your search for insight if you want to stay relevant in your field. Encroach new grounds and take new territories of knowledge. Learn new things, new skills, and seek new techniques/technology unfazed.
Make learning a life style. Take a cue from Apostle Paul who cherished dearly his books and his parchments, for his continual reading and learning (2Timothy 4:13). It may surprise to you to know he also instructed Timothy in 1Timothy 4:13 to give attendance to reading (learning)…
To further emphasize how Apostle Paul — a man who had great knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ — who wrote two-third of the New Testaments; yet he was an incurable, an insatiable and an unrelenting learner.
Hear what he said, having achieved greater feat than any Apostle in his days:
“That I MAY KNOW HIM (Christ), and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death”. Philippians 3:10 KJV
Furthermore, if the popular saying — “You start dying the day you stop learning” — does not stir you to start a learner, to stay a learner, to continue a passionate learner, perhaps it might interest you to know:
‘As breathing is to keep living, learning is to surviving the fast approaching future’ — because, old age will be replaced by new age, likewise old knowledge will be replaced by new knowledge.
Take for instance, Palm-leaf manuscript and Quill-pen were replaced with Book and Ball pen. Blackboard and Chalk were replaced with Whiteboard and Marker, even by NotePad and Tablets. Typewriters were replaced by Computers (Microsoft Office applications). Floppy disk were replaced with Flash drive/Memory Cards (Megabytes to Gigabyte to Terabyte sizes). Table phones were replaced by Mobile phones. Black & White TVs were replaced with Coloured TVs and now Smart TVs…..the list is much, do the recalling.
Therefore to stay and remain relevant , add to old and residue knowledge new knowledge, through relentless learning: for in this lies the capacity needed to drive the future — your desired future.
Till we come your way again and “till the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, continually seek Him while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near”. (Isaiah 55:6).