Learning plays a very important role in a person’s life either it breaks him or makes him. The cycle of learning begins the very day when we are born. For example, a baby who cannot speak, cannot convey when he is hungry or feeling pain, communicates this to his mother by simply crying. Therefore, he learns that the next time whenever he will cry, he will be answered. There are different definitions of learning given by scholars but the simplest is acquiring knowledge or skills through observation, action, or change. Learning is a lifetime process. Not a single moment is lost without learning be it intended or unintentionally.
Throughout childhood, one is more interested in learning because of the curiosity and to acquire knowledge of new things. With time, the process loses its charm and people find it difficult or uninterested to learn or make a change in new learning. However, it is necessary for a human being to adopt the change, not discontinuing the process of learning, and let it polish with time.
If a person loses his interest in learning or educating himself then the responsibility lies on the society to motivate him towards knowledge. Parents, teachers, friends and colleagues are the principal source to motivate someone in his or her life. There are two kinds of motivation intrinsic and extrinsic through which a person is motivated. Intrinsic motivation comes from within an individual whereas extrinsic motivation comes from outside. For examples, if a student continues neglecting his studies and adds poor grades in his grade-card then the reason could be the teacher, fellow-students, or an uninteresting subject, and maybe some personal issues.
The key point is to overcome these concerns and provide solutions to students or even people in their daily life. Lacking motivation and inspiration can cause an enormous damage not only to societies but also at a personal level. If a person finds it hard to move ahead and doubts his self-worth then he is reluctant to perform his day tasks. Likewise, if a student or an employee isn’t appreciated for his hard work and efforts he puts to perform assigned tasks correctly, he relinquishes and feels demotivated. It is human nature that he wants to feel acknowledged and appreciated because of his work.
If you want to motivate a man to acquire new skills and learn different things then you are responsible to give him the reason to go ahead and succeed. Not appreciating one’s efforts and work can get you to lose that individual. Similarly, teachers must ensure that they are treating their students fairly and are thorough in knowledge to deliver the right message via right means.
To conclude this post, I would like to share a famous quote of ‘Dalai Lama’
When educating the minds of our youths, we must not forget to educate their hearts.