In the University of Toronto’s Continuing Education program-book, there are some motivating words written on the cover that promote the value of learning: Learn More, Achieve More, Enjoy More, Live More, Earn More, Discover More, Create More.
In his book Strategic Project Management Made Simple, Terry Schmidt describes “If-Then” thinking as a fundamental aspect of infusing strategic wisdom into our projects and our lives. For example, if we take the motivating words from University of Toronto’s book, strategic thinking would transform the words as follows:
If we learn more then we can achieve more
If we achieve more then we can enjoy more
If we enjoy more then we can live more
If we live more then we can earn more
If we earn more then we can discover more
If we discover more then we can create more
In Project Management there is also the all-encompassing circle of continuous improvement as a critical aspect of achieving greatest value.
Combining these two concepts together, the unification of If-Then logic and the power of Continuous Improvement seem to be a natural fit for the cycle of education and self-improvement in the Circle of Learning. The picture below represents these concepts.