HOW TO BECOME - AND REMAIN - A LIFELONG LEARNER

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Wise people never stop learning 
 
There are a few tricks to becoming, and staying, a lifelong learner.  Here are some which going to assist you a lot!!!! Welcome & Read it!!!!

Keep a Beginners Mind:
Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki is quoted as saying, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”  When you find yourself in a transition, that is exactly what you need, “many possibilities”.  If you are constantly learning, looking at everything as a beginner, always trying new things, you will have options, choices.  If you can give up on the need of being the expert, and look at everything through “naïve eyes” you will learning new things everyday.  And finding more things you want to learn.  You will be constantly curious.

Always have a book you are reading
that is about something….but not about what you currently do for a living.  This will keep your mind sharp and bring you ideas for your next career adventure.

Have a “To Learn” list.
Most of us start the day with our “to do” list, but how many of us have a “To Learn” list.  Be creative and think about areas that you want to know about and pro-actively get that knowledge.

Be pointedly focused in your thinking.
Albert Einstein once said, “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” Simply looking at facts is not enough, you have to think through ideas yourself. Spend time journaling, meditating or contemplating over ideas you have learned.  Make up your own mind, do not take anything at face value.  Make sure you truly embody the knowledge.  Once you have accomplished that,

Do something with what you have learned.
Skill based learning is useless if it isn’t applied. Reading a book on tennis isn’t the same thing as playing it. Studying painting isn’t the same as picking up a brush. If your knowledge can be applied, put it into practice.  Practices are what will make the difference.  We are what we practice, pure and simple.

Becoming a Lifelong Learner will not only prepare you for your next career, it will make you more attuned to your surroundings, more curious and ultimately, much more successful in every area of your life.

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