“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” -Brian Tracy
Those who are constantly doing things to increase their knowledge and learn will achieve success much quicker than those who quit learning the day they graduate from college. Sometimes this can be difficult. When we think of learning, we usually think of attending classes, having a teacher, passing tests, etc. To help you think outside of the “learning box,” here is a list of a few things you can easily do on a daily basis to continue learning.
Read a book: This one is easy. Really, you can read anything: The newspaper, articles online, history books, self-help books, etc. Make sure you enjoy it. If you read something that you like, it is going to stick with you much longer than something that you are just reading to read.
Connect with and talk to those who are more successful than you: Unless you are the boss of your company and the number one salesman, there are probably lots of people within your company who perform better than you. Whether you meet these people for lunch, trade emails or talk to them on the phone, make an effort to ask for and receive advice from those who are more successful than you, and you will grow quickly.
Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions. Sometimes people who ask a lot of questions can be annoying. The way to avoid this is to ask educated and well-timed questions. Also, when you receive an answer, make sure you remember it. Those who ask and don’t learn shouldn’t have asked in the first place.
Constant learning is an important part of success. A good question to ask yourself before you fall asleep every night is: What is one thing I learned today?