"in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years about which Yahweh’s word came to Jeremiah the prophet, for the accomplishing of the desolations of Jerusalem, even seventy years."
People who choose to retard their growth often see learning as a period of life instead of embracing it as a way of life. It goes without saying that if you want to keep growing and making headway in life, you can't afford to drop the ball as far as learning is concerned. Without any doubt, there is no royal road to learning. In view of this, unsuccessful people often consider learning as a grind and are unwilling to make the most of their time towards maximizing their potential. However, if you would begin to see and embrace learning as a way of life, you are bound to draw huge economic MILEAGE from continuous study. This is because learning doesn't make you stationary, it rather gives you the economic stamina to advance and move up in the world while others are stuck in a rut.
It is characteristic of unsuccessful people to live an average life, partly because of their lack of drive to reach for the stars. Because they choose to settle for less, they get nowhere near God's plan and purpose for their lives. In addition, when they stop short of learning after their college days, they lose the vim and vigor to rise above the curve. However, those who see learning as a way of life often rise above the AVERAGE line. A reference point of a man who was addicted to learning is Daniel. He gave himself to study and discovered that the Jews in Babylon needed to snap out of slavery after completing 70 years in Babylon (Daniel 9). The insight he got moved him to pray for God's mercy while arguing his case on account of God's faithfulness to keep His covenant.
Finally, it bears mentioning that people who embrace learning as a way of life enjoy much LEVERAGE and are capable of influencing decisions and providing insights on diverse issues of life. The Bible says that God's people perish because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). If you choose not to embrace knowledge, you would be giving the devil a huge leverage over the affairs of your life. As such, he could deceive you and talk you out of God's plan for your life. If you aren't rich in the knowledge of God's word, the spirit of worldliness that is polluting the lives of men may likely catch up with you. Hence, make a commitment today to keep learning and to embrace it as a way of life.