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How Education and Skills Shape Your Future
There are differences between education and skills. Education are useful content presented to you. The more education you obtain, the better you understand the world.
Earning skills through experience and performance
Unlike education, skills are earned through experience and performance.
You develop skills distinctively from others. Your sales skills, for example, will never be the same as those of the next person because each of you has different characteristics, traits, and personalities.
General vs. specific
Education is general, while skills are specific. You can receive plenty of education, but you earn distinct skills. Education results from studying the content, while skills result from experience, which requires failure and success.
Without training and repetition, you can also lose your education and skills. Either they will be lost or replaced by new ones.
The most important thing is to treat education and skills as lifelong. You should always be getting new education and gaining new skills relevant to your life.
For example, you learn to read and write as a child, sell in your 20s, manage in your 30s, lead in your 40s, and invest in your 50s. That's just one example, and there can be more and different paths depending on who you are and your preferences.
When you apply for a job, your education is your background, proving that you have accomplished certain goals. However, a great educational background doesn't mean that it can secure you a job. To get the job, you need skills to back up your education. Without proper skills and training, your education won't get you far.
Skills are the traits that generate future results for you and the company, while education is the materials that you are learning along the way.
Turning education into skills
To gain skills, educate yourself, and practice more. You get better by putting in the reps and studying from other people.
Become obsessed with learning new things, so that you can become skillful and unstoppable.
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