Did you know:
There are 540,000 words in the English language; about five times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.
Did you know:
Many of today’s college majors didn’t exist 10 years ago; New media, Organic agriculture, e-business, Nanotechnology, Homeland security
Did you know:
1 out of 8 couples married in the US in 2005 met online
I’d like to share the video below by XPLANE which discusses the need to improve and make education more widely available; to diversify learning by the implementation of technology and communications with students all across the world.
In this global economy and integration between countries, cultures, and technology, what are you doing to prepare for the future?
After watching the video by XPLANE with its mesmerizing soundtrack, I was compelled to think about what I need to be doing now to improve my future outlook. Although the video concluded with a focus on primary education, the points can be applied to everyone. “Change is the only constant” holds true as we live in exponential times of change.
What can I do now to prepare myself for the future?
“Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” – John Wooden
Constant Learning – As the rate of change in the world increases, constant learning becomes evermore important in order to keep competitive. Fortunately, with the advent of the Internet, learning has become highly accessible to anyone with a computer and access to the Internet. Schools now offer free videos of lectures on subjects of your choice, world news is updated every second and access is only a click away. Blogs are a goldmine of information that usually cover a narrow niche topic updated frequently. Forums are also places you can learn, teach and interact with people from around the world. Whether you are seeking information to improve your skill for work, or to improve the knowledge on your personal hobbies, consistently learning and improving your aptitude will ensure your significance in times of rapid change.
Self-Improvement – By implementing self-improvement strategies, we are able to improve on our personal weaknesses and further strengthen our skills. Has your procrastination put your life on hold? Do you have personal issues that keep you from interacting well with others? Although it may be more difficult to improve your personal weaknesses than to enhance your strengths, concentrated efforts and reminders will help you get through the difficult hurdles. Let’s take personal productivity as an example: If it takes you an average of 1 hour to write a 1 page report, by applying productivity and focus strategies as you write, you are able to average 1.5 pages per hour. You have effectively gained extra time for whatever you want to do. With that extra time, you can get to all the things you’ve been meaning to but haven’t found the time for.
What are you doing to prepare for the future?
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World population graph by mplemmon