MAKE LEARNING A GOAL

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The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight". - Proverb 4:7

It's often said that there is no royal road to learning. There are no paths of least resistance when it comes to learning. Intensive learning would often take you out of your comfort zone but give you uncommon footprint on the sands of your strength zone. It bears mentioning that you cannot keep ignorance at arm's length if learning isn't your goal. Continuous learning gives you a leg up when people are begging for solutions to problems. When learning becomes a norm, it gets you in a rare form, to rake in the dividend of happiness and fulfilment. Bear in mind that in Proverbs 4:7, the Bible says that, "The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight".

It is a high risk to be ignorant. A man who is mentally bankrupt can easily be manoeuvred and caught up in a tight spot. So, the easiest way to undercut the risk of ignorance is to enrich your knowledge base. Hence, don't get stuck in mundane affections and addictions that would fritter your time away. When Ben Carson, the gifted American neurosurgeon, was struggling to pull good grades in school, his mother had to cut down on the time he spent watching TV. When you realise that time is a precious asset, you won't expend all of it on activities that get you nowhere near your goal.

Finally, making learning a goal has the tendency of making you a gold mine of information. Someone said that, " If you are loaded, you would be needed." What are you loading your mind with today that would make you in high demand tomorrow? Are you closing your knowledge gap in the things of God, in your career and in your studies? You can't afford to leave your destiny to chance. Therefore, get religion about building your knowledge base. May your hunger to feed your mind with sound information put you in the spotlight for excellence, sterling performance and accomplishments in Jesus name.

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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.

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