Deliberate learning has been part of my daily routine since I started reinventing myself. And I believe every person should do it. Every person should set aside time for learning, challenging their beliefs, and asking questions.
Often, I remind myself I’m no expert of anything and there are more things I need to learn. If a single day passed and I haven’t learned anything vital for my craft, my goals, my growth as a human being, I feel guilty. Am I obsessed with learning? Maybe.
Here are some self-education strategies that work for me:
- Read blogs of people I admire every day.
- Read books (Average 1 to 2 books a month. Hoping to read more).
- Watch TED talks, School of Life, or other similar videos.
- Converse with like-minded individuals. Listen.
- Teach or help people (teaching is learning, yes).
- Write something (writing is learning, too).
- Test the things I’ve read. Tinker and experiment.
- Ask questions or try to answer questions from anyone.
- Contemplate about things I did recently (usually done on weekends).
- Challenge my beliefs and other people’s.
- Watch tutorial YouTube videos.
Though I do these things on a regular basis, I feel like not doing my best to learn. Seems like there are more things I’d love to discover. More things to quench my thirst for knowledge. More life-lessons. More biographies of great people. More compelling stories.
More things to learn, right?
What about you? Are you taking advantage of the Information Age? I would love to hear your thoughts.