Creating a Commitment to Continual Learning Worksheet
Having a commitment to continual learning is a principle of all personal development. Learning changes everything about your life. Learning make life better.
A Structure for Learning
In the previous chapter, you set some goals for your life. I’d also like you to set some goals for learning. I like to learn in ninety-day increments, and I would encourage you to establish realistic goals for what you would like to focus on and learn during the next three months.
Look forward ninety days from today, and ask yourself these questions:
- What new skill sets and competencies will I need to become the best person I can be at my job?
- What skill sets and competencies do I need to develop to do a better job of managing my finances?
- What can I read to have a better understanding and framing of my personal faith?
Then think about how you learn. Do you learn best when you read a book, or is it easier for you to recall information after you’ve heard it explained by a teacher or audio program? Or do you learn best when you’re doing a specific task? Some people are visual learners, others are auditory learners, and still others are kinesthetic learners who learn by doing. For many people, a combination of these three types of learning styles is most effective.
THE LEARNING WORKSHEET
Learning happens every day. Each time you become aware of something new and you make a conscious connection to older information, you build upon your depth of knowledge. Th e main issues with continual learning are:
- Prioritizing what you want to learn
- Deciding how you will learn
- Making time to learn
Take a few minutes to prioritize a list of specific things you want to learn. Would you like to learn more about the amazing science of neuroplasticity?
Then read The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge. If you would like to read one of my favorite books for salespeople, read The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann. Do you want to learn about nutrition, fitness, communication, or leadership? Simply prioritize what you want to learn, decide the most effective way for you to learn about that subject, and finally schedule the time to implement your learning plan.
Learning and growing are my passions in life.
(edited excerpt from Allyson Lewis' book: The 7 Minute Solution: Time Strategies to Prioritize, Organize, and Simplify your Life at Work and at Home)
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