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Expiring vs. Long-Term Knowledge

Junk Knowledge

Most of the stuff we read is junk, with little or no value in a year.
Expiring knowledge is something disposable, which we consume daily.
Timeless or long-term knowledge is which retains or increases its value over time.

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The irony is that the problem isn’t a lack of jobs. Rather, it’s a lack of people with the right skills and knowledge to fill the jobs.

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You can apply this concept to your goals. Break them down, so they don't seem so daunting. Tackle it each step at a time. And if you need to, take breaks in between. It's not the end of the world.

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The better prepared you are, the higher the probability that you will "finish" your life's marathons.