When we think about financial investments, long-term is usually better than short-term. The longer we hold to our assets, the higher the interests/benefits we might potentially earn in the future. As long as we learn and get educated about the investment instruments we use, most of the times we will be better off sticking to a ‘buy and hold’ strategy. We can think of skill-building in the same terms.
There’s a difference in learning something and using it during the next few weeks or months, and learning something and using it for years. Of course, many skills are not worth spending years with. We just learn the basics, get the job done and put them aside. But these are not the most important, meaningful skills.[Read more…] about Long-term Skill Investments