The idea of learning something new might be scary to some. They are perfectly happy where they are in life, and they don’t want anything to change that, good or bad. The thought of stepping out of their well-honed and perfectly crafted comfort zone and taking on the challenge of a degree course or flying lessons or understanding how to budget for the home or anything else that they might want to do but aren’t doing because it’s scary is just too much.
It shouldn’t be, though. Learning should never be a truly frightening experience. It can be difficult, it can be stressful, it can be a complete change from everything you’ve ever done before, but it shouldn’t be scary, and once you realize that, the world of learning will open up to you. Even if you do feel a little anxious, here are the reasons why learning is a great thing to do.
To begin with, over and above anything else, if you take on some kind of learning, no matter what it is or what level you’re learning at, you will gain knowledge. There is no way around this; you are going to learn something when you step forward and start studying.
This is a wonderful thing. It will boost your confidence when it comes to trying other new things, and it will show you that you can gain knowledge no matter what stage of life you might be at. But more than that, when you learn something – or many things – you can use that knowledge to change your life, becoming more like the person you always wanted to be. It just takes that first step, and even if it’s scary, it’s worth it.
You’ll Get Uncomfortable
The idea of being uncomfortable might not appeal; after all, don’t we work hard and do as much as we can to make our lives comfortable? That is true, but a little discomfort once in a while is a good thing; it will keep us moving forward and growing as a person. Unless we continue to learn throughout our lives, we will stay stuck in a certain place, and even if that is comfortable for now, eventually it will become a place we want to get away from.
The more knowledge we have, the more power we will have to get away from these situations and take a new path when it is required.
It Could Make You Happier
Wouldn’t it be great to be happier in life? If you don’t feel happy, becoming happier would be wonderful. If you do feel happy, the same is true; there is always room for more happiness in everyone’s life, even those who wouldn’t have thought so.
To be happier, what do you need? Perhaps you need to change something in your current life so that whatever is preventing you from being happy is removed. This could be a low feeling of self-confidence, it might be that you don’t like your job or you do like it but you’ve always dreamed of doing something else. Learning will help you make the changes you need to make to be happier, and that’s a very important reason why it’s nothing to be scared of at all.