Why is it that we think we don’t have to continue our self development once we have finished our education? Maybe it is because we equate learning and development with the educational institutions that we have spent so much time in during our early years. Of course, we continue to develop through out our lives, and continue to gain new skills and attributes through out our working lives and our lives as partners, parents, grandparents, and our involvement with our communities.
The desire to improve is paramount here. If we get to the point of thinking that we no longer need to improve, we are showing how closed our minds are, and how entrenched our attitudes. This approach to life doesn’t allow for change, and doesn’t allow for development. To be fully rounded and healthy person, it is necessary to be able to respond to changes in our lives, in our environments and in our hearts and minds.