We live in an age where the idea of lifelong learning is more important than ever. Things are changing fast and we need to be able to keep up with the changes. Wikipedia defines lifelong learning as “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability.”
But if you had to choose three things to start learning today, what would they be? If you said you wanted to learn electronics, engineering, or plumbing, I’d say you’re off to a strong start – these are some fields that will need people for decades to come. Same goes for anything related to the medical field and a number of other so-said “real jobs”. But there are also other options, skills that could be a bit easier to learn. Although it’s been said that in order to become good in anything, you need at least 10 000 hours of learning and practicing it, and the same might apply to those things.
The size of gambling industry has doubled over the last fifteen years and betting niche is a big part of it. Independent of what you personally feel about it, the industry is growing and you could take advantage of it. If you like sports and are good in math, you should learn to become a sports trader. Meaning you should learn the art of setting odds, the right odds. This way, if you wanted to, you could work for bookmakers or bet against them. To get started, you can find the best betting online guide here.
Learning new languages is always a good thing. Maybe you don’t really need it right now, but the question would be – why not learn a language. Knowing many languages makes it easier to get certain jobs, it makes it easier to travel, it makes it easier to work abroad. Plus, from my personal experience, you don’t even need to allocate any extra time for learning a language. From my personal experience I simply noticed that I’m spending around an hour a day walking and decided that it’s more interesting and also beneficial if in addition to walking I was also learning something at the same time. So now, whenever I walk to a cafeteria (well, that’s my usual workplace), I turn on Duolingo, and I learn Italian. Because…well, Perche no?
Learning to code is another good option to expand your opportunities. Of course, these days, it’s a lot more difficult to start than it was 15-20 years ago. Back then you knew that if you want to do web programming (for example) you learn HTML, PHP, MYSQL, maybe PYTHON. Now you have all those things, plus Node JS, Angular, React…and around 100 other names. So I guess these days it’s more difficult to start learning coding because of the initial decisions you need to make. But after you’ve managed to cross that obstacle, coding/programming was a useful skill in 2000 and is even more useful today.
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