Are you the student or the teacher?

Back in the days people listened to teachers, professors and so called experts.

But today no one listens to them anymore. Simply because most of the things they teach are outdated.

If you want to stay (or become) relevant today you’ve gotta be a teacher and a student at the same time.

If you want the world to listen to you, you’ve gotta be willing to constantly learn new things. You’ve gotta be willing to reinvent yourself. Or else you’ll become obsolete. Or else no one is going to listen to you anymore.

The world is changing so fast that you can’t just be a teacher anymore. Because the moment you start teaching what you’ve learned it might already be obsolete.

The people who are winning today are the ones who master the art of going from teacher to student and from student to teacher and back. Over and over again…


Originally published at yanngirard.typepad.com.