Skip to main content

Why Learn Something New Everyday?

Anyone who keeps learning stays young. ~ Henry Ford

You must believe in everyday learning and practice it.

It is similar to investing money. One needs to invest on a regular basis for the long term to reap exponential benefits. Learning a skill or increasing one's knowledge reaps benefits in a similar way.

Many people believe in everyday physical workouts, dieting, working to earn, writing, or meditating. The same principle applies to the habit of learning. Our brain is like any other body part and it needs regular exercise.

Now there are 2 ways to exercise the brain i.e. first is by meditation. This is like a physical workout for the brain. It helps the brain relax, gain energy and focus, or process the acquired information and experiences. If we do not engage in this activity then our brain does it by default, through dreaming.

The second way to exercise the brain is by learning. This is like diet and nutrition for the brain. When we do regular exercise our stamina and strength improve, and our energy level throughout the day also increases.

Similarly, when we learn on a regular basis, our brain's capacity increases, irrespective of our age. The brain also learns to process more information and connect the dots. Our intuition or the inner feeling of something being right or wrong actually increases with improved learning.

There are immense benefits to learning every day. You can increase your earning power, you become more knowledgeable in a group of people, others come to you for inputs and advice and you yourself feel more capable of dealing with things better.

Learning is essential to grow and succeed in life as I have shared in a detailed article.

Automation is also a big scare in the job market. A recent article by a McKinsey director highlights the need for lifelong learning as a necessity due to automation.

If you feel you are not in a habit of daily learning, or whenever you take initiative to learn you have to stop somewhere in between, we have cool tips for you to learn how to learn.

Now, where to start? There are various ways to kick-start this process of everyday learning. 

Some of them are:

1.       Online browsing and reading
2.       Reading books
3.       Learning mobile apps
4.       Interacting with experts (within or outside your field)
5.       Taking a course (online or classroom)
6.       Going to college (regular or distance)

So why wait, go ahead and start learning. You can also follow this blog to learn something new every day.

Do leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Popular posts from this blog

Internal and External Barriers to Effective Communication: And how to overcome them!

Communication Skills are revered to be the key to success. It is true for an individual, teams, organizations, and relationships. Over time you can improve your skill to communicate and leave an impression on everyone you interact with.  However, when you take the car out on the road you are bound to face some bumps and traffic. In a similar way, there are barriers that hinder effective communication. So, what are the barriers to communication? And how to overcome them? Simply put, we can categorize barriers to communication as Internal & External. Internal barriers correspond to hindrances inside of us, including our thinking, attitude, perceptions, as well as the way we communicate . External barriers correspond to hindrances outside of us, including people and environment-related. Let us look at each in detail. Internal barriers – and how they affect communication 1.  Incongruent Thoughts: when some other thoughts come to our mind different than the conversation we ar

Seekhle Kebab Learning Bites: 8 Tips on Office Lunchtime & Cafeteria Etiquette

Feeling hungry for learning? We have just the thing for you. Taking inspiration from the famous dish – Seekh Kebabs, we have started this series of learning bites with quick tips on a particular topic with easy application in your daily work. Enjoy reading this Business Etiquette Seekhle Kebab on Office Lunch Etiquette with your favorite chutney i.e. Action on the learning. Etiquette during office lunch is an important aspect many times overlooked, and it is an opportunity where we can strengthen the bonds between team members and colleagues. Here are 8 tips on manners and etiquette during lunchtime at work: 1.   Respect Time: a very extended lunch is both a waste of your time and detrimental to workplace productivity 2.   Respect others' food preferences: this is not the time to point out why your colleague doesn’t eat this or that, or why the diet they follow is useless. Food is a personal choice and we must respect that 3.   Wait for all to be ready: if s

SMART Goal Setting, Action Plan and Effective Decision Making

Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached. ~ Swami Vivekananda Goal setting is THE process of converting your dreams into reality! Goals help you move towards your ideal future and keep your motivation high in ensuring you achieve everything you desire. Goals can help you determine where and how you must invest your time. Personally as well we set goals many times, especially around the New Year - the untamed New Year Resolutions. According to one statistic, around 80% of people fail to fulfill their new year resolutions. That is why Goals are more effective than resolutions. In many organizations as well setting goals is a standard process at the beginning of the appraisal cycle. However, people usually end up copy-pasting goals from their colleagues or seniors. And by the end of the year, nobody really knows how they fared on those goals, but they do expect great appraisals and high ratings. Learning how to set SMART goals is easy, given the amount of knowledge and i