Learn Something New Every Day
About 30 years ago, I met successful businessman who told me something that I’ve tried to do ever since. He said, “Learn something new every day.” He told me that despite being in business for over 40 years, his goal was to learn something new every day.
As simple as it sounds, most people don’t have this goal. They think that they know it all. In order to thrive in this life, we need to continue to learn something new every day. And not just one thing. If you only learn one thing, you’ll fall behind as the world continues to move forward. You will need to learn many new things everyday. If you don’t you might as well check out of life.
My 80-something father-in-law has become proficient in the use of his computer. Understand, 5 years ago he had a problem turning it on but now he happily emails his family and friends. It’s his way of staying current with the world. My late aunt read the New York Times on her computer well into her 90s.
My wife’s 77-year old uncle was a wiz at the computer until a recent stroke. He’s working his way back now. In fact, we bought him a new laptop. He uses his computer for email, genealogy and finance.
My wife, who once disdained the use of computers as a waste of time, has two laptops, one for personal use and one for school. She’s a kindergarten teacher and her students use computers extensively. She’s always researching new learning programs for her students. In order to keep up with her 5 and 6-year olds, she hopped on the digital bandwagon.
I currently have 11 working web sites (this is #11) that range from political issues, the American Civil War, cooking recipes, local marketing, and affiliate marketing. I have plans for a genealogy site and of course, I have this new site on tech tips for seniors. I plan to cover a wide variety of subjects on this site.
Seniors are looking for information on social networking, computers, digital cameras and wide array of subjects that range from the simple to the more complex.
The digital world is a vast galaxy of information. Many people are intimidated by its immensity but the most important aspect that you need to remember is that most web sites are devoted to narrow subjects.
You should be able to search using any of several search engines to find subjects that interest you. Please feel free to direct comments to me and let me know what topics that you would like to see articles on.