For most of us, signing up to attend a workshop or a course is usually prompted by a desire to experience professional growth, personal development or learn a new skill.
The key is finding a workshop that fits your interest and/or your desired end goal.
Are you after a skill set that might enhance your job opportunities? Do you have a passion about a certain topic that would benefit from taking a course? Have you always been interested in trying a new hobby, but haven’t quite found the time to take it on?
Regardless of the reason or even the subject matter, there are so many additional benefits that can be reaped when we choose to step outside the box and engage in learning.
Some of those benefits include improving our potential for success, enhancing our social network of like-minded individuals, as well as boosting self-esteem. And by learning new skills there is the added bonus of keeping our brains sharp and slowing down cognitive aging. If that’s not enough, it also prevents stagnation, which can have a direct effect on our emotional well-being.
In short, think about one of your passions or goals, find a workshop that will stimulate and/or motivate you, and sign up. Always remember:
If you are not willing to learn,
no one can help you,
If you are determined to learn,
no one can stop you.