Too Many of Us Take Education for Granted

You may be fortunate enough to have an employer that will subsidize your continuing education, but you should continue your education even if it is on your own nickel.

Continue Your Education at Florida State College of Jacksonville

Continue Your Education at Florida State College of Jacksonville

Too many of us take education, at all levels, for granted. Perhaps we think of education as something that you do up until a certain age when “adult” responsibilities displace time for continuing education. In reality, continuing your education should be one of those adult responsibilities. It should not be optional.

No matter what your chosen field, there is always a need for further knowledge. The pursuit of knowledge can take many paths. It can be demanding, it can be innovative, it can be challenging, and it can even be fun.

Continuing education has been said to be its own reward in addition to offering obvious benefits to career fulfillment. Joining a committee or running for office in a local organization can be considered forms of continuing education in addition to the array of online courses, publications, and live courses and seminars that are available.

Living with a desire to do better is a wonderful outlook. Remaining stagnant in your career is not only boring, but could prove to be financially disappointing as well. What employer doesn’t appreciate an employee who constantly seeks to increase their knowledge?

You may be fortunate enough to have an employer that will subsidize your continuing education, but you should continue your education even if it is on your own nickel. Write down some goals and look for opportunities to do something different and fun at least once a week.

Check your local college catalog (Registration for the Spring 2010 semester begins October 12, 2009, at Florida State College), join your local Toastmasters’ Club, or get involved with volunteer work. Even if you are getting a late start, the most important part of advancing your education is to show up. This could be your best year ever!

Here is the link for Florida State College at Jacksonville.

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2 Comments

  1. Publisher

    One of the best song lines ever written is :”Life is for learning”. All people (including myself) that try in stages of their lives to find the secret about life, come to the conclusion one day that our 'reason for being here' is “to learn”. Learning has given me my life's motto: “Happiness comes when your Thoughts, your Words and your Actions are in Harmony.” Learning comes in many ways however, not only from books and schools. They mostly provide you with the technical framework of where to place and apply your learnings. Real learning lies in listening.

  2. John Wheelwright

    I think it was Michelangelo who said at age 82: I'm still learning.

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