Staying relevant

Last night saw a group of creative types congregate in Huddersfield for another HuddsDigitals meetup. As a change to the usual format (casual meet in a bar over drinks), we saw ourselves involved in a more structured panel/group discussion talking about keeping up-to-date in a fast moving industry.

By the end of the discussion I felt the main theme among all our varied methods was our collective desire to actually want to learn new things and improve ourselves. I think this is by far one of the most important aspects our job as professionals working in the digital industry.

As long as you're consciously aware that you don't know everything there is to learn and keep reading, learning and even writing about your areas of interest or expertise, you'll be fine. It's when you become comfortable with your knowledge and stop pushing yourself you're in trouble, you get complacent and ultimately left behind.

Keep pushing. Keep reading. Keep learning.