Never Stop Learning: The Power of Knowledge

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Learning is an essential part of being successful in life. You can ask anyone who has attained any level of success or is actively working towards it. They will tell you that learning is a never ending process that will never end.  Having an open mind and willing to learn can open up many opportunities that might not have been foreseen without the willingness to continue learning. I’m often reminded by the quote “Once we stop learning we stop living”.

Lifelong learning is the first step in becoming an outstanding performer.  In today’s fast paced world, if we don’t continue learning and stand still we’re falling behind.  So today I will share a few reasons why learning is essential to living a successful and prosperous life.

  1. Knowledge is Power:

This might sound cliché but it is absolutely true when we have knowledge, we have the power to achieve anything we put our minds to. One of the most crucial reasons to learn something new is that you gain power when you do.

  1. Reach our Maximum Potential:

Without learning we can limit ourselves greatly which can potentially hold us back in the long-run. Once we are not content with what we already know and attempt to deepen our knowledge base. There is no limit on where and what we can do in life.

  1. Improve our Well-Being/Life:

Knowledge will help you feel more at peace with yourself. The more we know the more we can understand then the more we can achieve. Additionally, it will allow us to have a better life, because as a great philosopher once said “Life without knowledge is like a cup without any water its just empty”.

  1. Reduce Stress:

Many of us have high stress due to bills, life’s obstacles, monetary issues etc. One of the great thing about learning it can be fun and exciting. Unlike when we were in school and we had mandatory books and information we had to learn. Now we can learm about any and everything that we actually have an interest in.

  1. Rediscover Ourselves:

Often times we give up on something that we were once interested in and enthused about. After we start to learn again we rediscover things that we once love.

Final Thoughts

With the entire world of knowledge just a few mouse-clicks away, it has never been easier than it is right now to learn something new and unexpected every day. I try to read at least ten to fifteen articles a day to always expand my knowledge base. What are some ways you continue to learn? Comment below.

Copyright ©2016 Jay Colby All Rights Reserved.


About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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77 Responses to Never Stop Learning: The Power of Knowledge

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good post. If you’ve ever read the book, “Remember the Prisoners: He Came to Set the Captives free”, you see that the author lead a horrible life filled with loss, heartache and sorrow. But ultimately through and encounter with the Risen Christ his life was restored. Through his new found knowledge he received the power to be set free, live a victorious life over shame and guilt and it taught him how to love and to be loved.

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  2. exoticnita54 says:

    Jay.. it’s always so good 😊 to read 📖 someone’s thoughts 💭 that echoes your own…

    I share your philosophy.. and agreed with your thoughts on knowledge.. and how it affects us..

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  3. Diana M says:

    Why am I just discovering your blog 😩 I’m hooked. Loves it ❣️❣️
    Anyways yes also “you’re never too old to learn”. Learning is a lifelong process and once we stop learning we actually stop living.

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  4. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    No matter who you are or what else you do – Keep Learning! 👍

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Taureenia says:

    I enjoyed your post. I really connected with tip #5. I have noticed that a lot of things that I am doing in my leisure I used to do as a child. One of those things was blogging, as originally discovered blogger in elementary school. For the past couple of days, I have really been considering pursuing acting which is my life-long dream. There is a sentence that I’d like to quote from you in this post if you don’t mind (I will attach a ping back if you allow it). Again thank you for this post!

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  6. themediaedit says:

    I’ve written so many similar posts to this! This is just fantastic. Education is the biggest and best investment a young person will ever make. Well done

    Liked by 6 people

  7. geminilvr says:

    as someone who works in academia I have to say I loved this post Jay – lifelong learning is something we stress to our students and strive to do ourselves

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  8. Jay,

    We should always be growing and expanding our minds.

    Great post.

    Liked by 6 people

  9. Love love love.. your podt are just the best. I totally agree.. i love learning it is what makes me feel a live.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Opps your post are great ..typo…smart phone fat fingers issue

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  11. It’s motivational… I love this

    Liked by 6 people

  12. unibookworm says:

    Reblogged this on UniBookworm and commented:
    A pearl of wisdom for the weekend! 😉

    Liked by 5 people

  13. unibookworm says:

    Awesome post! 😉 Always be curious and you’ll never lose imagination and the zest for life =D

    Liked by 5 people

  14. lebosdiary says:

    I am super excited, you are doing an amazing job.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. Kim Gorman says:

    I completely agree with everything you said, especially that if we’re not learning, we’re stagnant or dying away (to paraphrase). Sadly, some people don’t value learning and growing.

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  16. I think it’s a difference between learning and “consuming” information. I must give myself time to reflect on the information to learn something. Internet is a fantastic forum to this. Especially if one read Blogg’s, tweets etc from other countries and cultures.

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    • Jay Colby says:

      Very much so learning not just reading information but retaining and understanding it. I agree that is why I’m always reading different articles, blogs and books all the time. Thanks stopping by & reading!

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  17. Liz says:

    Although I have personal experience in mental health, I always think there is a room for more learning, so I am doing just that with a home study course. I am also trying crochet. Never done this before. Learning to drive has been the topic of conversation the last couple of years. I have total fear for this, but I must say I am feeling inquisitive to the idea as well now. The question is if I can afford to own a car. So I have a lot to think about on this topic.

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  18. TipsterPH says:

    One of many ways that I’m doing right now, to learn more, is following your blog! You give substantial information about everything I need to know.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. Great post! There’s something new to be learned every day. I learn a lot from reading, observing and listening to people’s stories. I think being open-minded is an essential ingredient to making the best of the knowledge we acquire, as well as being humble enough to realize that there is still so much more that we don’t know. Thanks for sharing! 😊

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  20. Just like you Sir, I do always read a lot of thoughts and writings where I can learn a few new things or enhance what I know about something.

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  21. Shubham Paul says:

    That’s true. There is always more to learn, always more to achieve and always more to do. We learn everyday and every time. But don’t just learn, do apply them. And that’s going to increase your potential plus market value. Learning is the game. If your not learning, then you are out of the game. Stay fit. Peace.

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  22. jakerose says:

    I completely agree with you there; what meaning does life hold once we stop choosing to learn and come to a standstill? Knowledge truly can take us to places we may have never even knew existed.

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  23. Some philosopher, sorry I don’t remember who it was, maintained the ability to suffer is connected to the ability of learning in animals. We suffer to learn, yet learning gives us pleasure.


  24. can I just talk to you Instagram @jay colby , I need your advice, sir ? please!
    I have already texted you there please do reply

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  25. Mreynoso2017 says:

    Wonderful post Jay! I love how you put quotes above what you are describing and how each word coincides about the meaning of the topic. Well written and keep up the good work! 🙂


  26. bisimodupe1975 says:

    I try to keep learning by taking courses and attending trainings whether online or face to face. I do read some books and articles but not as many as you do…Lol. Thanks for sharing.


  27. Cynthia Lynn says:

    Curiosity is what leads me to learn something new. Especially, when someone states a fact that is contrary to what I believe, I google the question and if I find my belief was incorrect I want to know everything about the subject. As a result, I will be led to another link and another until I find myself reading something I did not know even existed and to me, nothing is more thrilling than discovery.

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  28. I try to learn a new technique in art at least monthly. I read every day, something worthwhile, I have NEVER played an online video game like Candy Crush or anything. I won’t allow myself to waste my time like that. Excellent article.

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  29. omobim1 says:

    Nice post @jay, like I always tell my friends, the moment you stop learning or become unteachable, you are dead to the world of knowledge. For me I also keep learning by read articles, good conversation helps also..Thanks for the post and enjoy your day.

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  30. Rania Amer says:

    I absolutely adore your blogs! 😍 Really inspiring 😊


  31. updownflight says:

    Everything you wrote is oh so true! Learning is delicious and better than a daily multi-vitamin plus kale put together.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. You should take the Gallup strengthsfinder assessment. Sounds to me you have “learner” in your strengths.

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  33. jo3500 says:

    Wonderful post…completely agreed with your words. Learning doesn’t have an age.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. I shared your 10 Rules to Success post. You always have such amazing insight. It is always nice to see such thoughtful blog posts.

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