This morning I took my car to be repaired. The mechanic shook his head: “This is a new model,” he said. “I’ve no idea how it works.” Later, I visited the hospital to discuss a planned operation. I asked the surgeon if she would use a new technique I’d read about online. “Oh, that sounds interesting,” she said. “I’d never heard of that before.”
Okay, okay: none of this actually happened. But imagine how shocked you would be if it did. We simply assume that professionals keep up to date with the changing state of knowledge that’s necessary to do their job.
Finally, after almost two years, I finally dedicated some time to read the book “mindset – the new psychology of success” by Carol S. Dweck, PH.D.
The challenge for me to dedicate some time was related to the fact that there were some other topics that I urgently needed to upgrade my knowledge on. However, after reading this jewel, I must say that this is a must read for everyone. Really, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the tech industry or a stay home parent. It doesn’t matter. There is something inside of this book for all of us. I took a little longer than the average reader time of 5h45min suggested by Kindle but it was worth every single minute I spent.
Never stop learning. Even though most companies have limited funding for training, don’t let that stop you. The world wide web is full of great resources for free. All you need to do is to take the time and do these trainings.