Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tips on How to Love Learning

If a person has the desire and willingness to remain curious about the world, ask questions, seek out information and knowledge, spark up their brain and remove all barriers and blocks to learning, then they can change their lives: with effort they unleash their own potential.

#1 Unlearn useless learning: You are an adult and you have the capacity to unlearn all the useless beliefs you have about yourself as a learner. You have the power and potential to turn your attention to anything you want to learn. You are more within your rights to ask questions, and you can now choose how you wish to learn.

#2 Re-educate your brain: Ask yourself if you’re limiting your potential to achieving your goals because of the limits you have surrounding your beliefs about learning. To re-educate your brain, spend some time exploring the brain and how it likes to learn. Read more about learning styles and preferences: find which way is your way and incorporate it into your learn. Your brain is an incredible learning machine. It’s multi-sensory, nothing (yet) matches it’s capability.

#3 Grow curiosity: Give yourself full permission to be curious about the world. Ask why. Seek different opportunities, try new ideas, and allow yourself full creativity. Carry out tasks you may find Repetitive and boring in a completely different way. Play. Be unique. Choose your preferred ways of completing tasks. Accept that you were once exceptional at finding out information by asking the questions you may hold back on as an adult.

#4 Be Resilient: Resilience is not solely about bouncing back quicker from setbacks, resilience includes you being able to maintain your emotional and mental well-being in any environment or circumstance that is challenging you or where there is a risk involved. Resilient learning is about staying on the course, staying with the learning until it moves from new to embed. The a-ha moment when you ‘get it’. When you push through the resistance and defeat the dragons called barriers.