We're generally not limited by our abilities, but by our knowledge. And it can be hard to outperform our level of awareness, which is why it's important to approach life with an attitude of ongoing learning.
It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? ―Henry David Thoreau
Getting a post-graduate degree is admirable but not when your work requires a skill that is renewable every 2 years, in which case you're better off with an ongoing certification in that field. One of my favorite original quotes says it better, "there's wisdom in knowing what's worth knowing".
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
― Samuel Johnson
This is the beauty of the world we live in today. Information is everywhere and I would like to think there's no excuse for not knowing what's required to improve in the areas that matter to our life and work and how to get that information. For most of us, the internet may be the first place that comes to mind which is fine, but don't forget, libraries still exist! And if all that fails, find someone who has the information.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door ― Milton Berle
Until next time, keep learning!
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