“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” Benjamin Franklin
We have talked about the need for adults to make learning intentional since it is no longer expected or required of us as it is for children. As adults, we continue to learn in order to better ourselves and to grow personally, professionally, and in our relationships. This growth must be sought out continually and passionately.
Like with all growth and most everything we do in life, simply take it one bit at a time.
So, how does one develop a student mindset?
Think of a question you have always wanted to know the answer to. Now Google it.
You’ve just begun learning. It is that simple. Practice this week by asking at least one question every day and intentionally finding the answer.
Be curious about the world around you, ask yourself ‘why’ and ‘how’ often. If you don’t know the answer, Google it. Why is there dew on my car in the morning some days but not others? How does my tongue work? How do I invest in the stock market?
Making a habit of asking questions and researching the answer will turn you into a student. I can almost promise that reading just the answer will lead to reading a paragraph, and then a chapter, and then whole books.
As is commonly said “how do you eat an elephant? One bite at the time.” Learning doesn’t have to be a mammoth task, it begins with a simple question and your favorite search engine.
Rogelio H. Charles