Contrary to what a few people might tell you, I’m all for people trying to learn more and improve themselves.
My view of self improvement and continuous education is this:
- Do it if it will truly benefit you in some way and you’re not just jumping on a bandwagon or following a trend.
- Keep it up only if you enjoy it. If you don’t enjoy it, what you’re doing will become a chore and you won’t be engaged and won’t work at it with the intensity you started with.
- Jump in because you want to, not because some expert or guru says you should.
Take control of your learning. Take control of your development. Go with your gut and your interests. Don’t be afraid to move on if you find something’s not right for you, that you’re not making progress, or if you’ve learned everything that you needed to learn. And definitely don’ shy away from learning something because it’s not practical.