As I’ve stated in my previous post (Never Stop Learning), learning doesn’t end when school does, as a matter of fact, if you want to reach your goals, learning never ends. It’s a process that continually increases your knowledge, throughout your life, you will learn many new, interesting things, whether you give them importance or not is up to you.
I urge you to give learning a massive amount of importance in your daily life, if you are prepared, and expecting to learn, you’re already a step ahead of the competition. Humans, by nature, resist change, we fear the unknown. If you refuse to accept this as fact, and actually remain open to new knowledge and methods to reach certain goals, I assure you, you will be closer to success. However, it’s a little more complicated than just keeping an open mind, it’s equally important not to be gullible, or naive.
This is a 3-step process I believe everyone should adapt in their day to day lives to learn,
Step 1: Listen
And I mean listen, don’t just hear. It is imperative that you pay attention to others, you never know what you might learn. It is also quite likely that people you wouldn’t expect to know about a certain topic are actually very knowledgeable about it. You can learn more than meets the eye from people you take for granted. Always be willing to listen, and pay attention to others.
Step 2: Evaluate
This is the hard part, remember what I said about not being naive and gullible? Here it is in practice. Don’t believe everything immediately, evaluate, analyze and draw conclusions regarding the information you learn. I don’t mean research everything you’ve heard about, but if information could be useful to you, it’s best to make sure it’s accurate.
Step 3: Take Action
The hard part is, unfortunately, not yet over. This is the step that really matters. No matter how much data, information, or know-how you gather, if you do not act accordingly, you will get nowhere. If you learn a better, more efficient way to do something, it’s best to adopt it, not just know about it, or worse yet, say you’ll “learn it later”. When something is pertinent to you, adopt it into your life, business, or career.
Overall, I believe the root of the problem lies in people not being open to new ideas and underestimating their capacities to learn, do not fear change, embrace it as an opportunity to improve yourself.
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