According to Brian Tracy, ‘One quality of leaders and high achievers in every area seems to be a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development’.
WHAT IS CPD?
CPD is the holistic commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers. – CPD Certification Service
Most people after getting a degree or it’s equivalent just relax- forgetting—-. Some will say, I will never hold a pen again. But that is all wrong. Education is a continuous process, it never stops.
In our world today you cannot compete successfully if you don’t develop yourself. So I am here to tell you why you need to develop yourself professionally.
First, you need to answer this question. DO I WANT TO BECOME BETTER IN MY PROFESSION?
If your answer is yes, then this is for you.
I have listed out FIVE benefits for developing yourself
Continuous professional development opens doors for you. This is because your skills and knowledge will match up with the opportunity around. Nobody wants to work with someone who is not advancing in his/her skills and knowledge. The world is changing rapidly, we’ve moved from (financial-agricultural revolution- digital revolution) and if you don’t follow this change you will be left behind. Opportunities will come but you cannot get it because you are not aligned to the system.
So, continuous learning creates more job opportunities, it helps you move into higher positions in your workplace. You could get to a stage where you can teach, influence and coach others.
Someone who always wants to explore and is curious is likely to be creative. It provokes the person to ask questions and think of new ways to do things differently. A person who has this mindset will enhance his skills and knowledge to deliver a professional service in a unique way.
Developing yourself and learning new things would make you better than your equals. You won’t lag behind and your skills won’t be outdated. It helps you get more skills that your colleagues do not have. Learning new things about your industry most especially is very valuable. In fact, employers love employees who keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date.
It is said that change is constant, which means it is inevitable. Keeping track with trends by continuous learning helps you to stay relevant and more aware of changing directions in your profession. This is because you won’t be caught unawares by changes either in the industry or economy.
The more frequent you learn new skills or add to your knowledge. It makes you do your job with less time and effort. This is because you probably would have gotten new ways of doing that job. Continuous development also helps you gain more strategies and do your job more accurately.
I am sure you won’t just sit back and fold your arms doing nothing about it. Get up and acquire more knowledge and skills so that you can go far in your profession. Study that course, listen to that webinar, attend that seminar and shatter the glass ceiling in your industry.
GET TO WORK!