The Wisdom to Gain Knowledge

. September 8, 2014 . 3 Comments

by Nathan Theron


Entering my final couple of weeks at University, I have reflected on the privilege of being given the opportunity to study and it has been such a blessing to be able to have faced so many challenges along the way.  Pursuing my Honours Degree in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town this year has presented me with having to deal with a much higher level of study and research towards my thesis.


This year also marks my third year with the Echo Development Programme where I have attended so many different life development courses.  I would like to just mention a few of the courses that I believe have impactedmy personal development and which have contributed to myselfachieving milestones in my life this year.  These courses include: (1) Presentation Skills; (2) Conflict Management; (3) Personal Branding; and (4) Finance Workshops.  What I have realised about attending the workshops that Echo host for the students is that, when considering the greater picture in all of this, Echo is striving to ensure that each student is constantly exposed to new knowledge, which for me, has ensured that I am constantly looking at what I can learn from situations, how I can grow as a person from an experience, and how circumstances can be used to achieve optimal results.


I think an attitude of wanting to know more is one which ensures self-growth.  People often seem to become comfortable with routine and life in general, but when I look at how short life is, I want to be able to look back and say I was bold enough to learn from circumstances and that I was wise enough to gain knowledge.


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