For me, using Twitter is an important tool for learning and staying in tune with what’s happening in the startup/tech community. I get professional enjoyment following along with interesting design conversations. I feel it’s the continuum of learning day-in-and-day-out from other professionals on the successes and failures of products and features. It’s one of many ways and tools I employ to engage in lifelong learning.
Lifelong learning is my self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for personal and professional development. I relate this notion of learning to getting regular exercise which increases my general focus and clarity. Some days it feels like I’m learning backwards and going forwards at the same time. However, I find stepping away from the computer encourages positive disruption in my thinking. It forces me to consider things differently. We become more conscious of the world around us which in turn enriches how we communicate and empathize with others.
Make the most of the people and team you have around you. Learn new methods, gain insights, listen to people who think differently. Take in spontaneous conversations with friends or strangers, which who knows? it could lead to a serendipitous occasion. Regardless of your means to ongoing learning, it’s a worthy and fulfilling quest to be on. Enjoy the journey!
“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” ― Henry Ford
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