I just recently re-read this quote that captivates my experiences and my feelings regarding formal education.
" Your formal education will make you a living, your personal education will make you a fortune"
I strongly believe as a Real Estate Agent, my personal education is extremely important when dealing with the roller coaster ride of the real estate business. There are so many things to learn about- emotion, buyer's and seller's motivation, sales, persistence, growth, law, and on and on and on. You just cannot learn it all in a classroom in a formal setting and/or online class. Your personal growth is the pursuit of higher learner that begins the day you graduate from college. Commencement is the beginning of your education, not the end. It's an amazing feeling to seek knowledge.
I wish all the best of luck in this endeavor!