The Power of Education
B.B. King famously said that “the beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away
from you.” We were born to learn. From the time we are born we have an innate curiosity
about the world and an innate need to develop our skills, abilities and talents. We strive to
grow, to learn and to succeed in our world. We are naturally programmed to want more for
ourselves and our families and to become the best we can in order to experience as much
happiness as possible in this one beautiful life we are given.
I believe that through learning we challenge ourselves to think and grow as individuals and
in doing so we experience a greater level of happiness in our lives. Through education we
are able to create our own purpose and add value and impact to the world in various ways
and leave our mark on this world.
As like many others, I know education is the key to a better way of thinking, a better way of
acting and a better way of living. There are many forms of education and learning and it is
up to us to explore these ways and find the ways that work best for us. Learning is the
greatest endeavor and one that stays with us forever. We learn from our failures, our
successes, our shortcomings, our family, friends, enemies and communities. Learning can be
formal, informal, traditional or modern.
One of the many advantages of being alive today is that you have a world of learning
opportunities available to you through online sources, books and courses. You can learn
about any topic, at any level and in any part of the world thanks to the exponential growth
of technology. Knowledge is easily accessible, and we can learn anything from anyone at any
This is a huge advantage, but we must also be careful as not all learning is equal. You could
learn how to bake a cake but if you are learning the wrong method your result is always
going to be poor. Not only could you learn the wrong thing but perhaps the old way of doing
things has changed forcing you to need to unlearn what you previously learnt and then
learn a new way.
Albert Einstein famously said that “Education is not the learning of facts…But training the
mind to think” and in a world where we have an abundance of information it will be our
ability to think that will make the biggest difference. Now that you have access to so much
knowledge and information you will need to choose carefully and keep improving your
thinking skills in order to critically evaluate what learning will serve you and what won’t. You
will need to think differently, think better and think often in order to use the knowledge you
have to effectively add value in your own unique way.
This may seem like a daunting process at first but it is a fun one. Learning about how you
think and challenging yourself to think differently can be extremely beneficial. Not only will
training your mind to think enable you to find solutions to problems others do not see but it
will provide you with an abundance of opportunities in a changing world.
If you would like to know more about how we can help you discover how you think and
learn how to develop your thinking abilities then visit our website
www.nothandotraining.co.za or send me an email today firstname.lastname@example.org