Take a break… But don’t stop.
Posted on July 10, 2012
After 16 long years, I finally got the opportunity to walk across the stage to receive my Grace College Bachelors degree and diploma. That day was not too long ago for me, and I still remember the thoughts running through my head… “Whew, what a relief… I actually made it.”
After many years of a lot of hard work, I accomplished my goal and received the reward.
At the time, I breathed out a large sigh of relief. I was done with education… For good.
Or at least I thought.
And I sure was wrong.
I have come to quickly realize that I will never be done. I never stopped. While I may certainly differ from most people, I now realize that I always desire to learn more, to push the boundaries of my knowledge to further limits. I do this daily. I receive numerous data filled emails every night about the latest happenings in the technology world. I have bought several books recently that dive into leadership and financial management. I’ve downloaded several videos about the science of creativity and watched them numerous times. I study articles left and right that explore the different techniques for management and effective team building.
Some call me a nerd. I think of it as personal development.
It is not even just personal development. The more that I develop myself personally, the more I am actually developing the company I manage and the employees I oversee. The more developed I am, the bigger the impact I have on those around me.
So, as a leader, what are you doing to develop yourself and those around you? Are you pushing yourself to new bounds?