Did you know that up until ten years ago, the scientific community believed that our human brains had as much capacity for knowledge – neurons – when we were born that we would ever have.
But then in 2002, we found out differently. One rogue scientist found out that our brains can and do in fact continue to grow. We lose one neuron, we have the ability to grow two more. Four more. Eight more. We have the incredible ability to grow and add more neurons to our brains throughout our lives.
So, what are you doing with this ability?
I’m seriously asking you. What are you doing to keep learning? To keep challenging yourself? To keep pushing your own limits of knowledge.
We as people are always growing as people. Why shouldn’t our brains do the same thing?
There are a lot of opportunities out there to learn.
Start with blogs. There are dozens, even hundreds out there that are being written on a multitude of topics. Search them out and you will be surprised.
Register for a continuing education course. Is there something you want to learn that your local college or university offers as a one-time or a four-week class?
There is a website called, Skillshare that is worth looking into as well. There, you can sign up for a single evening class on a plethora of subjects.
And your network. What can you learn from them? Who can challenge you?
Expect the Unexpected
I’m not going to be coding any million-dollar iPhone apps anytime soon. Why? Because it is not a passion of mine. But that is not to say that I am not in the market for great ideas and great teams.
I am currently in the process of developing the framework for a Mastermind Group here in New York City. It will be comprised of people, like myself, but also with developers, tech people and even a wine enthusiast.
The goal is to learn from each other, challenge each other and push each other to keep learning and to going after our dreams.
Never quit learning. What’s one more neuron, anyway?