Many people consider entrepreneurship as an excuse to not continue education. Lots of people believe that diving into entrepreneurship means you don’t need further education. Also, some people think that by pursuing career in entrepreneurship means they have to put education aside. Of course, college degree is not a must for you to become a successful entrepreneur. However, undermining the importance of education or knowledge and make it like it is not something valuable and beneficial is not right either.
Successful entrepreneurship and learning spirit
Remember that college is not the only place you can get education. There are many different settings you can use as a place to learn and become successful entrepreneur. The key is to develop a lifelong love of learning. This way, you will always be willing to learn even when you have become the most successful person in the world. Being successful and resourceful at the same time needs learning attribute.
Many people think that being an entrepreneurs mean you don’t have to think a lot about theory and complicated formula. However, running a business doesn’t stop your brain to think. In fact, your brain will be used to think many things in order for the business to run successfully. Thus, it is important to keep your brain in a good shape. Meaning, you need to do proper ‘exercise’ to keep your brain active and healthy. The right exercise for your brain is ‘learning’. it is like training your brain and make it a lifelong habit.
In entrepreneurship, money is not the only resource you need in order to achieve all the goal. Knowledge is also a valuable investment you are going to need to run business successfully. Once you get the knowledge in, nobody can take it away form you. Unlike money where people can just steal it from you. The knowledge you gain can help shaping you, the way you think, behave, and respond. It also helps you to connect with others. Not to mention that by being knowledgeable, you build more confidence.
Developing a habit of learning is also helpful for entrepreneur to build adaptability and readiness. We all can learn from the sudden global pandemic happening in 2020. Many entrepreneurs might have been content with how they were and where they were then suddenly the pandemic happened and ruined everything. Entrepreneurs who have a habit of lifelong learning are more prepared because they have built knowledge and skills to adapt with any changes even if they happen so suddenly.
Becoming a lifelong learner is not supposed to be a chore. It is supposed to be something you willingly want to do in order to improve yourself. It helps you to build agility and adaptability to face the future while doing your best in the present. Remember that learning skill doesn’t require you to be exceptionally smart. It is more about setting the right mindset so you are willing to expand your knowledge in any settings.