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By Phil Piemonte

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Never too late to learn

There’s a certain comfort in going to work and knowing that you can sit at your desk and handle anything that comes your way. That you have the knowledge and experience to get the job done. That you could do your job with your eyes shut.

Some people like routine and don’t mind being on autopilot. But we have seen a good many comments in this blog in which folks—people in various stages of their careers—have expressed the desire to get more training/education/certifications.

That got us to thinking about motives. Some people want to move up and manage. Some people don’t want the added responsibility of management, but want to acquire skills that will enhance their performance.

Are you looking for training? What’s your motivation?

Posted by Phil Piemonte on Oct 26, 2010 at 4:02 PM


Reader comments

Mon, Nov 1, 2010 Diane Central District of California

I am always looking for training. I am currently utilizing the blackboard training on-line. I want to know all the Government rules inside and out. I wish there were more opportunities for training. I really love what I do and continue to strive to be the very best I can. My motivation is I would never want to be second guessed at my integrity and I have always had the personality of doing my best at whatever comes my way.

Wed, Oct 27, 2010

My motivation is simply the excitement of experiencing new challenges. Learning new things keep the mind stong and it is just as important to exercise your mind as it is to exercise your body. Learning is growing within your own world it is the key to many opportunities that present themself and not having the right kind of knowledge can prevent you from getting the better things out of your self worth.

Wed, Oct 27, 2010 Glen Dallas

My motivation is simply the joy of learning new things. 10 years ago when the IRS went through its reformation my job didn't exist anymore. So I was forced out of my comfort zone and into something new. I've never looked back and have been doing something new virtually ever since. Just like we exercise our bodies, science teaches us that if you aren't constantly exercising your mind it atrophies just as your muscles do. So it is my version of mental exercises.

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