"Few traditional career tactics train us for an era where the most important skill is the ability to acquire new skills.” Or as Alvin Toffler says, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."Coming up with an idea is one thing. Figuring something out, solving problems, working around roadblocks, learning how to do things a new way...those are all a different skillsets that require you to use your creative thinking in a different way. But that way of thinking creatively is becoming more and more important. Never stop learning.
Learn. Re-learn. Repeat.
A co-worker recently sent me this article. I thought this quote was particularly insightful: