1. Be very clear on the mission and purpose for your life. What do you want, and why do you want it? Keep in mind we are a function of what we know and have been exposed to.
2. Thus, learn, learn, learn. To be competitive in today's world requires us to be continuous, life-long learners.
3. Be evidence-based. Expose yourself and learn from only the most valid and reliable resources available. If you are unsure of what those are, ask. The world is filled with bias and spin in attempt to attract viewers which they can then monetize. Rare is the organization that serves you best by putting your needs first, but they do exist!
4. Be sure to differentiate between learning for return-on-investment versus return for intrinsic enjoyment. The world has certain needs now…technology, math, science, etc. Focus on these items for your profession and other things for pure enjoyment.
5. If you have all these ducks in a row, help lead and manage others to these places so they can build moats of safety, security, reliability, and predictability for their friends and families. Many of our fondest memories are of people who gave us a chance and/or helped us improve our lives through knowledge and opportunity.
Dr. Jason Cavich