Personal growth is no doubt essential to reaching your full potential. And the beginnings of personal growth require the skill of learning. But learning is not just any skill…it’s the master skill. Leadership experts Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner observe:
Learning is the master skill. When you fully engage in learning–when you throw yourself whole-heartedly into experimenting, reflecting, reading, or getting coaching–you are going to experience the thrill of improvement and the taste of success. More is more when it comes to learning.
Learning is the skill that makes all other skills possible. It’s the master at the helm of your skill set, determining which skills will be refined and improved, which new skills will be acquired, and which skills will grow rusty and useless like an abandoned saw in a leaky wood shed.
So if you want to keep your skills sharp, growing, and useful, make the master skill your highest priority. Keep learning…daily.
Questions: On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best) how would you rate the master skill of learning in your life? What have you found helpful in keeping the master skill fresh, vibrant, and hungry?