In creating Bettr@, sometimes I talk to people who aren’t exactly motivated to improve themselves. They just don’t get it. Maybe their kids need to learn new things, but they don’t have the time to with everything else going on in their busy lives.
Here’s the rub. People are living longer than ever, and are recycling careers faster than ever.
‘studies in the United States at the end of the seventies already showed that between 10 and 30 percent of the economically active population had experienced at least one career change in a 5-year period’ (Teixeria & Gomes, 2000, p. 78)
And it’s only getting faster. Much of the career switching has been voluntary, but I don’t think it’ll stay that way for long. With rapid change in automation, commodification of skills, and ennui bred from familiarity and same-ness
, don’t you think it’s time you asked yourself, “What do I want to get better at?”
And when you do, let us know *where you go first* to find information about how to get better at that skill, or subject. Extra points for “pain” stories.
Leave a comment or better yet, find me in a hallway at school and let’s chat.
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