I think that the importance of lifelong learning as a professional is pretty clear: To be the best at what you do, you must keep up your knowledge and skills. More importantly, I believe that lifelong learning in itself is the worthiest of goals. As Ghandi has said, “Live as if it is your last day, learn as if you will live forever”.
I would like to share this wonderful Ted talk by a South Carolina College President who talks about the wonderful people he has known in his life and how they have taught him that the secret to a life worth living is to have an endless sense of curiosity and a passion for learning. Enjoy!