Have you ever wondered about this? Why so many people in the world stop learning new things and get stuck in the middle of their life?
You know usually learning process actively happens when you are young, right? For example, from the first day you go to school and until you graduate from the university you actively learn new things.
But then you just stop and end up doing one and same thing for many years. Like for example, if you learned how to do accounting, you do it for many years, if not for all your life.
Or for example, I know some people who lived all their life working as a security guard, chef, restaurant manager and so on.
Well, there is no problem working honestly in one job for all your life. But have you ever asked yourself why it happens? Why some people live their life doing one and same job (oftentimes routine work) for all their life? And others do various different jobs and achieve more and obviously earn more?
The picture below explains you why:
I call them ball headed and box headed people. You know the ball is a ball. You only need to push it gently and it will roll away.
But the box is not a ball. It will move if you push it really hard, but it will stop shortly and will not move.
In my humble opinion, this is the reason why so many people stop learning after graduating from universities and get stuck.
That's why whenever you are learning something new with your teachers or from anyone else, don't limit yourself with their support.
Why? Because most of the teachers teach you new things, but they don't teach you how to learn. In other words, they give you the fish and teach you how to eat it. But they will never teach you how to catch the fish (by yourself).
Don't be like a box headed person who cannot move by him/herself and always needs teachers, parents and other people to push.
Be like a ball headed person who needs a gentle push and keeps on rolling learning and discovering new things all by him/herself.
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