Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
– Benjamin Franklin
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.
But now a days, habits can often be tough to build as many of distractions lead us off the new opportunities and right back to our old ways.
So here are some of the ways to make learning a habit:
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.
Somewhere after “Double up my 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 smart phone so that you can read it whenever you get time to read.
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.
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 learned 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.
Practical and skill based learning is useless if you does not apply it practically. The best way to absorb the new learning you got is to start using it within 24 hours of your exposure. So, try to inculcate it in your daily routine.
Many of external circumstances are going to restrain you from new learning. But your desire for learning 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.
Making every minute meaningful requires proper allocation. We usually listen to the music while we drive. But that can be converted into a fruitful session by listening to some of the audio books rather than music. It will have a great impact on your learning habit and it is easily available on the web.
Always seek the opportunity to learn from your surroundings & every source. You can find a lesson from every minutia. 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.
It is essential to have a mentor in our life. We can discuss on many sensible topics and can get several learning lessons just through discussion. They also can guide you to make progress towards your goals. It is an essence to grow and learn new things. So have a mentor!
This is all about to make learning a habit. So, come out from your comfort zone and make LEARNING a HABIT.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever
– Mahatma Gandhi
If you don’t want to miss any of the posts, follow me on all social media!
Ilesh Khakhkhar – A dynamic entrepreneur, who is a founder / chairman of Ethicare Remedies with more than 20 years of successful track record in pharmaceutical & cosmeceutical market.