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No skill is wasted

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Learning a new skill can be frustrating and time-consuming when you think you already have a job, but those skills once learned can be a lifesaver in one's life. Learning a new skill should not be limited by time, whenever we have the opportunity to learn something new, we need to make the best use of it, whether we have need of them immediately or not. No skill is wasted, even that you have learned in the past that you have not had the opportunity to use it in any trade or practice, there will certainly be a time when the need for that skill will arise and it can be a lifesaver. We do not have to learn only the skills needed for our current jobs or employments. If that is the way you think, you will only survive by continuing to pay for things you could do on your own. Whatever your field of work, learn some skills that are not related to your work or employment, you will need those skills tomorrow.

Finishing the floor plan of the building

I have had the opportunity to learn various skills long ago and teach my children the same thing. In my home, we have a mechanic, an electrician, an electrical gadget repairman, a mobile phone repairman, and a computer engineer. My first son is very passionate about these skills and he is only in form 3 in high school. We do not spend money repairing cell phones if one of our phones is faulty. My son repaired them for us and that could have been a bit of a financial burden. But how did he or I learn some of these skills? I have learned to repair many parts of my car by looking at a mechanic every time I visit a mechanic's shop. I learned to fix any electrical problems in my house by simply asking questions from a specialist. As for my son, I registered him at the local computer repair shop near my home. During the holidays he goes there to study. Instead of staying home watching TV and playing mobile games all day long during the holidays, I found a way to make him more productive. And those skills he learned have been useful to me because he has had to repair my phone many times.

Working on the front elevation of the building

Back in school, I studied urban and regional planning, but building design was one of the subjects we were made to do as a preliminary for two years. Although most of my classmates did not pay attention to this lesson because we only had to do it in the first two years of our six-year course, I took it very seriously and actually had plans to pursue it as a career after school. Even when I was in school I did a building project for a few clients at that time. But when I finished school I never got the chance to use that skill because of professional limitations and economic reasons. Even though I had a few jobs at that time it would not be my pursuit. And that was it, I never did anything about it.

As I said earlier, no skill is wasted. Those skills that we thought were not important could save us tomorrow. Earlier today I went to inspect my building project as I intend to start construction anytime soon. I needed a building plan that the builders would work on. I need an architect who can do this work for me in two days, but this will cost up to $350. Then I remembered that I had a nephew who was studying architecture and had a laptop. With his laptop, I was able to produce an aesthetic design for my building in no time. I only paid $5 for the borrowed laptop. If I hadn’t learned how to do a building design at school even if it wasn’t my main thing or my profession, I would have to look for $350 to pay a building designer for a building plan.

3D view of the building plan

Making the building design will not be the only use of my skills. I will be supervising the building myself. Laying out a building plan is one of the elements of a building that should not be taken lightly, but from what I have learned I am well equipped to manage this work. It’s technical though, I’ll have to update my knowledge elsewhere by looking at my old books and works. The level of balance and technical language in construction are two things that I should immediately review to gain the relevant knowledge and work language while leading builders. It is very satisfying to help ourselves with something like this.

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No knowledge is a waste 👏👏👏👏

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Wow, I like the building appearance, even I just had a glimpse of it. It is true that no skill is wasted, as it can help us whenever the situation arises.

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