Success at the Speed of Learning!
Posted by Ayesha Habeeb Omer On Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 05:00 AM
When I was a kid, I used to look forward to complete my schooling, thinking that once I come in college I will party. But that was not the case! I had to do more learning in order to face the competitive exams. Once I got my admission in MBA, I decided that I will never study or see the sight of the books once I finish MBA. But God had other plans for me. When I started searching for job, I realized it was difficult for to get a breakthrough in the financial sector as I was not a Chartered Accountant. I couldn’t wait to get the right job, so I started teaching MBA Students in the university. Guess what? I started studying again in order to teach. And the worst part was I could not skip any topic and had to learn entire syllabus in order to teach effectively. And then I enrolled for my PhD, so more learning for another 5 years.
After successfully teaching management students for two years, I wanted to become an entrepreneur. I just thought it was end of my learning and studying. I along with my partner started CommLab India, an eLearning company. Guess what, we had to learn and study all sought of subjects starting from Mechanical Engineering to Software applications to develop effective elearning courses.
The reason I wanted to share my experience is to demonstrate that if you need to be successful, you need to learn, unlearn and relearn. If you want an edge over others, If you want to keep pace with the growing needs of competitive world, if you want to have a place as a leader – one qualification is that you need to be an effective learner. You should learn at a lighting speed.
With technology it is easier to be updated with latest happening. Use these tips to enhance your learning and build an attitude of Life Long Learning!
- Use Google Alerts and Reader for latest updates in the area of your expertise
- Read 30-60 minutes a day about your field, it will be equivalent to reading 50 books a year!
- Listen to audio programs
- Attend course seminars
- Take online courses to update your skills
Dedicate Yourself to Life Long Learning!
Would like to hear your experience about how you used learning to achieve greater heights in your career!
Ayesha Habeeb Omer, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
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