I’ve made mistakes, I make mistakes, and I will probably still make mistakes in the future. That’s part of being human. What I really try to do is never to make the same mistake twice. Even better, when I learn from other peoples mistakes and don’t have to make them myself. That’s all just a part of learning.
If you adopt an attitude now of learning and absorbing as much as you can, it’ll have profound impacts for you in the future.
For us in a technical field, we can provide more value with the more knowledge we have.
Understanding technical concepts better means we can work more efficiently, better avoid issues, and better address tough challenges.
The most valuable people in different organizations that I’ve worked with are often the people that are avid learners.
Not just in the specs and codes, but true lifelong learners.
If they want to know more about managing employees or lead prospecting, they take courses and read books on the subject.
I’ve found these traits consistently in leadership each place I’ve looked.
There will really never be a point in my career personally where I can’t learn more.
There’s too much depth to the systems and enough constant change in the industry that I always have to keep an open mind and be willing to discover things I didn’t already know.
One of the easiest and most accessible places to learn?
Audio books, softcovers, libraries, used copies, Amazon.
Wherever – there’s so much to dig into and learn, and there’s so many different subjects available to us today.
There are more content and new content today than ever in the history of human existence. That’s a lot. Dig in. Learn what you want to learn.
What’s my sustainable advice for career success? Be a relentless learner.
I'm Joe Meyer, this is MeyerFire University.
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