The human race has a desire for learning, we learn from everything and everyone since the day we are born till our death, and we are always looking for more information, we try to acquire more skills to be more competitive in this modern world or simply to feel better with ourselves.
Nowadays people with more skills have more opportunities, for example, you have more chance to be selected for a job if you speak more than one language, and it is not only a matter of job’s opportunities, you may want to learn new things just because you want to satisfy your natural hunger of knowledge.
Learning new things
When we are children we learn a lot of things very fast, and we are encouraged to learn more and more, when we are adults we apply the knowledge acquired during childhood, but we all can still learning and acquiring new skills, we just need to focus in our goal.
5 tips to learn something new
1- Learn the meaning of what you’re learning, don’t memorize just random information, everything has a context and a meaning, if you know what are you learning and why, you will retain more for more time and the learning will be more complete.
2- Practice, a lot of practice, it helps you to understand what you’re learning, to find out the real aspect of the subject, it completes the theory perfectly, and not only sports, or languages enjoy the benefits of practice, every subject can be practiced, you also should create habit and routines that helps you to enforce your newly acquired knowledge and skills practicing, finally try to spend more time practicing the aspects that you consider harder to learn.
3- Teach what you learn, this is a great way to fix the knowledge to your brain, after you have studied something try to explain it to a partner or friend, if you don’t have anyone, just pretend that you are explaining to an imaginary person or thing how you could explain that subject to someone if you have it, this have been proved to be an excellent method.
4- Take frequent breaks, the information will be retained easiest this way, if you study 5 or 8 hours without break, you will overload your brain and will get the opposite effect, you need to take short breaks, and take in count that the brain, when you rest, enters in a diffuse mode when you are able to see the big picture and put all things together.
5- Test yourself, we usually dislike tests, but they are great to figure out how much have you retained, besides, making a tests is like remove the support wheels of the bicycle when you’re learning to ride, you have to do it in some moment, it helps you to use the information inside you without your notes or texts (the support wheels or a towing service).
— September 11, 2018