“Fortune favors the prepared mind” – Louis Pasteur

Another version of this quote is “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

One trait of any successful person is the fact they are life-long learners.  They constantly study their craft and they search for new things to learn.  They look at how others solve problems, understanding their frameworks and trying to determine if there is an application they can apply.  They read, they meet with others and they teach others.  If you really want to learn something, teach it to someone else.  Successful people constantly challenge themselves for what they think and they regularly reinvent their view of the world as they grow in learning and wisdom.

There are still places in the world where learning is reserved by those in power to control people and manage the populace.  In the free world, learning is no longer limited in any way.  World class universities are offering curricula online for free.  Successful people freely share their stories in books and blogs and for entrepreneurs, local, regional and state sponsored entrepreneurship support programs offer great training.

It’s out there.  It’s free.  It’s your responsibility.

 

Blogging Gazelle is published daily by Shawn Carson

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