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Sir Winston Churchill never stopped learning. Churchill boosted his talents by reading, traveling and writing. Whatever he took interest in – he would focus on educating himself on.

Sir Winston Churchill never stopped learning. Churchill boosted his talents by reading, traveling and writing. Whatever he took interest in – he would focus on educating himself on.

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    • Part 7: Inspiring People
    • Inspirational Lessons: Sir Winston Churchill never stopped learning. Churchill boosted his talents by reading, travelling and writing. Whatever he took interest in – he would focus on educating himself on. Churchill’s main interest was in Military and politics.
    • Although he was never one of the top students at school, he graduated near the top of his class at the Royal Military College. Following 7 months of basic Military training, Churchill was given his first leave. Instead of using the leave as a holiday, Churchill travelled to Cuba to observe Spanish troops stop a rebellion. He wanted to see action and learn more – time spent relaxing was time wasted.
    • Churchill’s desire to learn led to him being a correspondent for various newspapers including The Daily Graphic and The Morning Post. Upon travelling to South Africa in an attempt to further educate himself during The Boer War Churchill was captured and held as a prisoner of war. Escaping after a month of being a prisoner of war, Churchill used his experienced to write his book “London to Ladysmith via Pretoria”
    • As result of his constant thirst for knowledge, Churchill continued reading and writing – becoming a well-known author in England. This meant that, upon his return to England, Churchill was accepted as a minister of Parliament with ease. Whilst in Parliament Churchill’s positions varied from Under-Secretary to Minister of Munitions and finally, Prime Minister. Churchill tried to involve himself in all aspects of the military, whilst he was only supposed to be in charge of the Navy, stepping on other leaders’ toes. This was Churchill’s professional downfall; when things didn’t go according to plan during World War I; he was blamed.
    • As the Prime Minister of England, it was Churchill’s responsibility to lead his nation through World War II. He travelled to many place to co-ordinate the Grand Alliance; an alliance that was formed between the Soviet Union and United States of America. During this period he held the nation together and inspired them with his magnificent speeches – many of which are still quoted daily. Churchill also inspired people with his insight and ability to predict enemy movement – he knew what Hitler had planned to do before it happened – warning of the Iron Curtain. This instilled a great sense of trust in Churchill as a leader.
    • Churchill was asked to take a break from Parliament. He battled to sit at home and not do anything – ending up in a depressed state. Churchill then decided he needed to learn to paint, a hobby he continued up until his death.
    • As a leader Churchill was equipped to lead from an early age with his interest and study of Military Tactics. He led England through the Second World War, and fought the domination of Nazi Germany. Post the Pearl Harbour attack Winston Churchill, together with Roosevelt and Stalin, led a successful Allied strategy.
    • Sir Winston Churchill went on to be knighted, as well as winning a Nobel Peace Prize for Literature. He continued reading, writing and painting until he died in 1965.
    • Words of Wisdom: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” “If you are going through hell, keep going.” “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” “Never, never, never give in!” “It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.” “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”
    • “The price of greatness is responsibility.” “You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” References: http://www.biography.com/people/winston-churchill-9248164 http://history1900s.about.com/od/people/a/Churchill.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_churchill http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/biography/the-war- leader