We live in the jet age where events unfold at the speed of light. If you lag behind, you bow to your mates. Ultimately, the youths and students of today will become the leaders or the led of tomorrow; employers or employees, professionals or labourers, educators or illiterates, and caretakers of the new world. To achieve a measure of mastery of standards, there is the need for adequate preparations. What are the essentials to promoting and equipping the skill sets that the youths of today will need to take on the challenges and opportunities that we can’t yet even imagine? The following tips will guide you in preparing the youths of today for what they’re likely to face in the years and decades to come.
Every youth must learn as a priority how to enhance creative solutions to emerging challenges. The minds must be broad and reasoning matured to cope with fast paced world of today and beyond. Skills of yester years aren’t enough for today. In the same vein, better sharper skills than what obtain today would be required for years ahead. The essence of these skills is to help team up with others at the global level. Subjects like Mathematics that widens the scope of reasoning, reading and games that promote learning should be encouraged.
It has been predicted that 50 percent of the facts youths of today are memorizing today will no longer be accurate or complete in the near future hence, a regular update is required or else, the youth becomes obsolete. This fact is premised on the fast rate of discovery and dissemination of information today. Finding relevant information, analysis and use of such is an imperative for personal development in the new age. Gadgets in our homes aren’t luxurious items anymore however, firm control to ensuring appropriate use is strictly required.
The learning of languages other than the basic is imperative for future interaction. This might not come easy but languages like Chinese, Indiaand French among others might just be added advantages to future trade competitiveness and collaboration. Today’s youth must be fluent and bold in expressing self, tolerant of variant cultures and ideas to succeed in the new world. Open discussions, travelling and interactions with foreigners is a good training against the future.
- SELF DISCOVERY:
Growth generally is best hastened in the direction of natural strengths and capabilities. Everyone child is born with brains to learn and strengths in varied proportions. In as much as multitasking rules and will further rule the coming generation, expertise in certain areas brought about by self discovery and personal development in the areas of the discovery will go a long way in determine the position of today’s youth in the emerging tomorrow. Self discovery comes easily in the areas of natural flair, talents and interest. I was complaining recently of the seemingly illegible handwriting of a lady, she explained that she was naturally a leftist but became a converted rightist. Cna’t you change anymore? No. She’s used to the right hand now but that wasn’t her natural flair. Though she’s intelligent but alas, her handwriting might remain so forever. Personal development is better in the areas of natural flair. High level performances can be achieved solely in the areas of personal development.
- PRACTICALISE WHAT YOU LEARN:
What you know by learning and don’t put to use regularly is lost. University degrees without practise make imperfection. Rustiness creeps in to feed on skills not made use of. Psychologists believe that new “learning” does not become permanent memory unless there is repeated stimulation of the new memory circuits in the brain pathways. This is the “practice makes permanent” aspect of neuroplasticity where neural networks that are the most stimulated develop more dendrites, synapses, and thicker myelin for more efficient information transmission. These stronger networks are less susceptible to pruning, and they become long-term memory holders. As a youth, you sure need to use what you learn repeatedly and in different, personally meaningful ways for short-term memory to become permanent knowledge that can be retrieved and used in the future. Help yourself make memories permanent by creating the opportunities for yourself to transferring school learning to real-life situations a writer suggested.
- LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR BRAIN’S MANUAL AS THE OWNER:
Brain’s owner’s manual is the best and most important manual that everyone posseses. It is very important to understand how your brain takes in and store information. This holds the keys to successfully operating the most powerful tool that anyone will ever own-the brain. Truth is that you can change their own brains and intelligence, together you can build their resilience and willingness to persevere through the challenges that they will undoubtedly face in the future by the understanding of how your brain works.