Weekend Edition – I Will Never Stop Learning

I will never stop learning. This is my mantra and I will continue to practice it each and every day. Why? Because you never know where your next big opportunity may lie.

Constantly learning will benefit you in many areas of your life. You'll uncover new investment opportunities, such as dividend stocks that are attractive for new money. Or, you can acquire new skills that open the door to bigger promotions in the workplace. You could even pick up enough expertise that you can then venture out on your own as an entrepreneur. As you continue to learn, you can routinely tweak your strategies to accommodate changing market conditions.

There are doors that remain ajar on every corner. One of those doors could lead to amazing experiences and could bear the fruit of a lifetime. I've sometimes mentioned Ray Kroc, who took a small hamburger franchise named McDonald's ( MCD ) and turned it into a global empire. Mr. Kroc began his foray with McDonald's at the ripe old age of 59! Colonel Sanders did the same with Kentucky Fried Chicken. The Colonel was 65 when he got the ball rolling with his company. These men seized an opportunity and parlayed some initial success into massive fortunes - and didn't let their ages get in their way one bit.

So you see, it's never too late to get started building your own fortune. Many people will sadly pass away with fortunes only in their mind, never to be shared with the rest of us. Whether their barriers were financial, emotional, or just a form of laziness, most people will not fulfill their true potential.

Make a promise to yourself to never stop learning. Learn about what makes other people successful. The clock is ticking but it's never too late! Remember, the older people get, the less likely they are to seize opportunities that come their way. Be proactive, not reactive. Build up your skill-set now to secure a brighter tomorrow. Ask anyone who has been laid off after spending a lifetime in one job or at one company, and they'll tell you how devastating it is. Most of these poor folks never developed any additional skills to fall back on.

When you're always learning, you're never fearful of the future. Even seemingly bad things like being laid off are met with nothing but excitement for those who've continually improved themselves. What new opportunities lie around that corner? The possibilities are endless.

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Thank you for sharing part of your weekend with me, and please be sure to pass this post on to anyone you think we can get inspired and educated about money, building wealth, and using common sense to do so.

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