Self Education VS Formal Education

Like myself, millennial’s of 21st century are faced with the dilemma of differentiating and choosing between formal and self-education as means to achieving success at an early age.

In my opinion, if we choose one over another we may completely miss the point of becoming educated in the 1st place.

In actuality both self and formal education seek to enlighten a person but with different purposes.

Formal education provides us with the basic fundamentals of entering the workforce however, for us to sustain our presence and even excel within the same workforce- one must rely on self-education.

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Self-education in a nutshell is when a person relies on themselves rather than a formal learning environment or involvement of teachers/professors to study, gain knowledge, learn about new concepts and /or develop skills.

Importance of getting actively engaged in pursuing self-education cannot be undermined for this has become a primarily differentiation between a ‘good’ resource and ‘great’ one.

A general habit among people is they would only seek education and learning on an as and when, need basis and mostly such behaviors are driven by an expectation of rewards as a return for learning or developing a skill(s).

However, the concept I am trying to stress on is inculcating a habit of learning for the sake of expanding one’s horizons and developing a better perspective which accelerates growth more than the learning undertaken for earning more money.

Self-education will enable a person to take charge of their own learning and growth and to pursue in-depth knowledge on one’s own interests.

Hence, an individual will not only feel more accountable for their own self but also will make an effort to push his/her life in a futuristic direction rather than getting caught in a vicious circle of tying  learning to materialistic gains.

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It’s important to take the ‘right’ decisions to make learning more conducive for example when you pursue self-education rather than making decisions based on a brand name of a college or prestige, you need to focus on ‘who’ is teaching you rather than ‘where’ they are teaching you.

Its critical to identify and let subject matter experts impart their knowledge to you.

You can either be focused on knowing a little about everything or direct your attention towards mastering one area of expertise- it depends on your priorities and mindset on how you wish to tailor your self-education path.

Formal education helps bring a group of people on the same footing which gives them eligibility to enter the workforce however the ability to fuel growth and pursue excellence depends on how aggressively does one undertake self-education.

Having said , if one does not have access to formal education it too in no way means that one can’t be successful- what’s important is that one must continue to educate him/herself regardless of affordability and start viewing life and learning more holistically.

Be proactive about your learning, foster curiosity, make an effort to enhance your knowledge levels and quit viewing education re-actively.

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Self Education VS Formal Education

Like myself, millennial’s of 21st century are faced with the dilemma of differentiating and choosing between formal and self-education as means to achieving success at an early age.

In my opinion, if we choose one over another we may completely miss the point of becoming educated in the 1st place.

In actuality both self and formal education seek to enlighten a person but with different purposes.

Formal education provides us with the basic fundamentals of entering the workforce however, for us to sustain our presence and even excel within the same workforce- one must rely on self-education.

isaac-asimov-self-education

Self-education in a nutshell is when a person relies on themselves rather than a formal learning environment or involvement of teachers/professors to study, gain knowledge, learn about new concepts and /or develop skills.

Importance of getting actively engaged in pursuing self-education cannot be undermined for this has become a primarily differentiation between a ‘good’ resource and ‘great’ one.

A general habit among people is they would only seek education and learning on an as and when, need basis and mostly such behaviors are driven by an expectation of rewards as a return for learning or developing a skill(s).

However, the concept I am trying to stress on is inculcating a habit of learning for the sake of expanding one’s horizons and developing a better perspective which accelerates growth more than the learning undertaken for earning more money.

Self-education will enable a person to take charge of their own learning and growth and to pursue in-depth knowledge on one’s own interests.

Hence, an individual will not only feel more accountable for their own self but also will make an effort to push his/her life in a futuristic direction rather than getting caught in a vicious circle of tying  learning to materialistic gains.

jim-rohn-self-education

It’s important to take the ‘right’ decisions to make learning more conducive for example when you pursue self-education rather than making decisions based on a brand name of a college or prestige, you need to focus on ‘who’ is teaching you rather than ‘where’ they are teaching you.

Its critical to identify and let subject matter experts impart their knowledge to you.

You can either be focused on knowing a little about everything or direct your attention towards mastering one area of expertise- it depends on your priorities and mindset on how you wish to tailor your self-education path.

Formal education helps bring a group of people on the same footing which gives them eligibility to enter the workforce however the ability to fuel growth and pursue excellence depends on how aggressively does one undertake self-education.

Having said , if one does not have access to formal education it too in no way means that one can’t be successful- what’s important is that one must continue to educate him/herself regardless of affordability and start viewing life and learning more holistically.

Be proactive about your learning, foster curiosity, make an effort to enhance your knowledge levels and quit viewing education re-actively.

Jim Rohn Self Education Will Make You A Fortune Video

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