In this scenario, it is not enough to be with what you already know. In order to utilize your maximum potential, you must attempt to escalate your knowledge of the world around you. And if you want to keep growing, you need to make learning a habit.
So here are some of the ways to make learning a habit:
- Prepare To-Learn List
Generally, we used to keep the To-Do list. But now onwards, try to have the To-Learn list also. In that, write down the new areas of study which motivates you and keep it handy. Saving your ideas can lead you for more searching.
- Read More
Somewhere after “Double up your profit,” “Beat the competition,” also put “Read More” resolution. For that, always strive to have a book with you or ready materials handy or on your smartphone so that you can read it whenever you get time to read.
- Keep Intellectual Friends
Start spending time with people who actually invest their time in learning new things. Not just who are smart. If you know that some of your colleagues have a habit of learning, try to spend time with them. Studies show that we tend to grab the habits from the people around us.
- Teach Others
We learn better and recall more when we think we will soon need to teach others. And we become a master in whatever we teach. So, if you have to learn something new, start to teach and share it with others. Once you start doing this, you would be surprised at the results, with the speed you expand your network, horizon, and new learning.
- Put it into Practice
Practical and skill-based learning is useless if you do not apply it practically. The best way to absorb the new knowledge you got is to start using it within 24 hours of your exposure. So, try to inculcate it in your daily routine.
- Make it a Priority
Many of external circumstances are going to restrain you from new learning. But your desire for knowledge should come in priority. Once you have decided to make learning a habit, it is up to you whether or not you make it a priority in your life.
- Be the Learning Seeker
Always seek the opportunity to learn from your surroundings and every source. You can find a lesson from the very minute. An ant trying to walk carrying a sugar cube teaches us a lesson of perseverance. Like this, We can learn from anything, but we must carry observant eyes.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn – Benjamin Franklin.
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