Are you a lifelong learner? In just a moment, we will see some amazing quotes from significant people who believed in the value of learning for a lifetime. But before we do, here are three signs that you have embraced continuous learning:
3 Traits of the Lifelong Learner
#1 – Maintain curiosity
Although being childish is a negative, being childlike is a positive. The maturing process doesn’t have to squelch the childlike wonder that keeps us asking questions and learning new things.
#2 – Continue looking for good teachers
If you really believe that you don’t know what you don’t know, you will always be willing to find others who have knowledge they can share with you. Maturity and continual growth in knowledge comes when we suppress ego and pride and maintain a humility to keep learning from others.
#3 – Read and read some more
Nothing will keep you growing in knowledge like a disciplined reading schedule. If you get one new idea or technique from a book that makes your life better, what a bargain!
Lifelong Learner Quotes
Okay, here are some quotes that may just inspire you to learn something new today and then tomorrow and then the next day…
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
“There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.”
“The education of a man is never completed until he dies.”
“The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning.”
Today, you have teachers all around you. Go into the day with wide eyes, an open mind and a curious heart.
Author: Rich Stevenson
Rich Stevenson leads a network of young leaders investing in church planting and missions around the globe (www.malachinetwork.org). He has authored 5 books, including Secrets of the Spiritual Life and A Voice from Home. For more information visit: www.richstevenson.org.