TL;DR - learn more, get certs, earn $$ Lifelong learning sounds straightforward enough, right? It is, and it isn't... According to Wikipedia, lifelong learning is: ...the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. It is important for an individual's competitiveness and employability, but also enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development. Now, let's clarify "self-motivated" since it doesn't mean it's purely an idealistic, selfless love of learning that drives you. Though it may, and you or someone you know may be an insatiably curious person that wants to learn about how everything works or why everything is what it is... Your job and your potential next job can certainly be motivators. However, it doesn't mean you're only studying lucrative, "worthwhile" pursuits that can lead to earning more money (though that's always a good motiva
From my Substack: Pivots - Key Decision Points in Your Career: Upward Mobility Basically, it's about things to consider as you consider moving from an Individual Contributor to a Manager.