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The Hidden Rewards Of Going Back To School

Investing time, energy and money on continuing-education classes or professional development programs can seem so daunting many donít make the commitment. Unless there is a tangible benefit to our careers or home life, we donít sign up.

Experts say class work offers hidden rewards. Here are several things to consider before you turn down the next opportunity to take a class.

_Contemplation. The demands of modern-day work and family life leave little time for reflection. Educational endeavors provide an opportunity to step back and contemplate.

_Creativity. Trying something new, whether it requires critical thinking or imagination makes us more creative and improves our intellectual firepower.

_Teamwork. A classroom of students, whether working on a collaborative project or individual assignment, is a team. And teamwork is energizing.

_Celebration. Finishing a class or graduating from a program is an opportunity to celebrate an accomplishment. And success can breed confidence and spur you on to tackle other challenges.

Give going back to school serious thought - then do it. It will enrich your life.

Adapted from Bank Marketing

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