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Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.
-- Michelangelo
 

 

Wednesday, March 27, 1996

Keeping up with the pace

To say that the world is moving fast is a woeful understatement. Knowledge is doubling every 3-5 years. New computers are obsolete in a matter of months, and have almost no value after 2 years. Whatever works now is already obsolete -- there’s something else ready to take its place.

The world is constantly re-defining and re-engineering. In order to keep up, you must always be re-engineering your life. The key is to make learning a continuing process.

It is unfortunate that so many people decide to stop learning when they get out of school, or when they have been adequately trained for their particular job. An attitude like that, in today’s world, is a recipe for failure. The only truly educated person is a person who has learned how to learn, and who takes the time to do so.

With jobs and careers becoming obsolete, the only income security you can have is your knowledge and your ability to learn. If you are an experienced and willing learner, there will always be opportunities for you.

— Ralph Marston

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