Throughout life, you and I learn through many avenues. While in school and at work, assignments and tasks rely on your capability to learn. Since positive change happens, the learning is continuous. It should excite us as is and allow the imagination to play with the knowledge to do more good. Stimulate learning to experience a continuous cycle of transformation.
Each of us is at our respective best level and must take a spirit-enhancing action to produce spirit-enhancing results to transform to a New Best Level. As a boy, I was fortunate to be an excellent learner and student. I did as told and performed well. Years later, I graduated with an electrical engineering degree and became an engineering professional.
Then, learning became a serious challenge because of my mental health challenge. Although my heart and spirit have always been strong, my bipolar disorder once affected my mind and body through chronic depression, physiology changes, racing thoughts (uncontrolled thoughts), difficulty making some decisions, and mood swings. Because of this experience, I forced myself to examine learning on a new level to help me. I discovered the following:
Wisdom, intuition (sixth sense), the subconscious, presence, and timing are complex. True, you can put them in the category of learning. Yes, they are not teachable. The individual innately acquires these characteristics. To what level is up to the person. The best another can do is to guide the individual.
However, traditional learning, both written and verbal, needed to be stimulated for my survival. Throughout formal education, and in the workplace, no one taught me how to study or work. Of course, just do it, practice, and pretest were often heard. After reflecting on my education and work, I realized in grade school that the teacher identified the skill to learn. In college and at work, the skill was indirectly identified by the professor or the boss.
The question formed in my mind. Why do I learn some skills easily and others not as easily? You might have had the same question.
This is the fun learning structure that evolved:
Identify the skill
Learn the skill
Practice and/or rehearse
Grow your business and life
The skill can be a traditional or soft skill. Traditional skills are knowledge-based fundamentals and soft skills are learned via interaction with others. I advise you to ask meaningful and thought-provoking questions to stimulate profitable conversations to take relationships to a New Best Level.
The statistics on how many people do not read books after college are alarming . Being an engineer, I know many engineers who want to tinker and not read. My advice to you is to read from more than one source about the same topic and use the fun learning structure. Make sure you tinker throughout the pipeline, not only on one end. It will cut years off of the attainment of your goals and make learning and work a more stimulating and rewarding process.
We practice and/or rehearse for retention and memorization. The learned skill can then be easily recalled. It's an exciting journey of fulfillment and more peace. We all have more options after increasing our learning. Today, I use what I learned to stimulate the mind, heart, body, and spirit of individuals, audiences, and teams.