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Learning is a continuous process...Are you Learning

Most of you will agree with me, if I say, "Learning is a Continuous Process" but most of you will come forward to chop my head off, if I say that, "Many of us don't learn". Well, that is the truth. As per the survey done by Virgin Management Consultancy 83% of people stop learning after acquiring Post Graduation or any Degree Higher than that and 91.5% of people stop learning after getting a work experience of five years. (Sample size: 53,672 people. This survey was done in Seven Major Cities in India, Asian Countries, USA, UK, Germany and Australia).

For the purpose of this article, we need to redefine the term "Learning". Reading Newspapers, Magazines, Listening News, and Acquiring Degrees is not learning. So, what does learning consist of:

Application of theory

Application of reading

Maturity in thinking and decision making

Learning from Mistakes (Not Repeating the Mistakes)

Learning from experience (Others and Yours)

These things consist of learning. If you are doing any of these things, then you are called as a "Learned Person".

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No age, No experience, No designation is big enough to stop you from learning. One is expected to learn not only everyday but every moment of each day. The day you stop learning is the day you stop living. You can learn from your past experiences; from people around you; from nature; from all small-small things that happens around you. Your learning shows in your behavior; your thinking; your reaction to a particular situation; the way you treat your fellow human being.

Just see, if you are still learning or you have stopped learning? Are you learning?

Share your views and experiences.


We all know that there is a difference between Hearing, listening and implementing. In a same manner, there is a difference between listening/watching/reading, learning, implementing that knowledge that you have listened to or have seen or read. Learning is nothing but to implement your knowledge that you have acquired through N number of ways. I was feeling a bit bore, so I read some magazine or newspaper that is not learning, because whatever I read is of no use to me and will not help me in any manner in my professional or personal life. Late in the night, I just thought of watching TV that also has nothing to do with learning. I watched TV to entertain myself or just to kill my time. That is also not learning. "Learning is always a conscious effort. It needs to be planned"


Sanjeev Sharma

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From India, Mumbai
Hi Sanjeev,
Let me first assure you that I will not chop your head. I fully agree with what you said. You are bang on target when you said that most of the people do not learn after some point. In fact desire to learn is a quality that separates an average performer from an extraordinary performer.Learning from mistakes(from yours as well as from others ) is vital.In fact IF YOU WANT TO DOUBLE YOUR SUCCESS RATE, THEN DOUBLE YOUR FAILURE RATE.

From India, Bhubaneswar
It was a fantastic article. Gets your thiking very clear. I hope everyone who comes across this article, should stop and analyze the hidden messages to redefine your career goals to "Constant learning" rather than "climbing corporate ladder".

From India, New Delhi
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