Have you ever thought, why human beings are placed on the top of the pyramid structure of animal kingdom? That’s because human beings have superior intelligence. Interestingly, human beings are born with average intelligence and by learning constantly, they become a better person.
You have to always learn from masters. Here are some time tested learning tips to become a better person.
Age is never a barrier: In order to learn something, age does not matter. You can start learning at any age. It is said of Socrates that he was trying to learn flute when the death sentence was already passed. You might be young, you might be old, you might be experienced, you might be a novice, if you have predilections for learning, you can start learning at any time.
Any time is the right time: There is no bad time for learning if you want to learn you can start learning any time. Socrates was trying to learn how to play a musical instrument even though he was sentenced to death.
Exercise self-control: All of wants enjoyment in life, however, life is not all about enjoyment. There are things you should learn in order to make life better. Therefore every learner needs to exercise self-control.
Learn how to learn: One of the best ways to learn is by learning how to learn. There are proper ways of learning things. For example, in order to learn mathematics, you need to repeatedly solve the problems. Therefore, when you are learning something, you also need to find out the ways to learn better. There might be many ways to learn and you need to look for the methods that suit you better, or in other words, you need to look for ways that are more appropriate to you.
Find what you know and what you don’t know: People might be illiterate, but they are not ignorant. In other words, people are not dumb. You know many things that others don’t know. To learn something you should know what you already know. You can always learn what you don’t know.
Become a better learner by multitasking: Multitasking does not mean you watch the TV while reading the book. Multitasking means doing similar things at the same time. For instance, you can start learning two different subjects at the same time.
Don’t be afraid of castigation: The world is full of cynics. There are people around us who always try to downgrade us. Don’t be afraid of people who criticize you.
Don’t be afraid of failures: It is not possible to succeed in every walk of life. Failures are the part of our life.
Do the hard work: You will learn only when you work hard. Hard working means studying the subject matter, practicing the lesson learned.
You learned something, but hey can you relate to real-life situations: One of the primary aims of learning is to make your life better (by helping you understand things, giving you skills to earn more etc.) In fact, you learn to make your life better. Your knowledge is for your life. Relate what you have learned to your real life.
Memorizing is important, however, emphasis should be on understanding: In order to recall something, you need to memorize. However, it is quite difficult to memorize things without proper understanding. In order to learn the subject and topic, you need to understand the key concepts. When you understand the concepts, you can recall them whenever you want.
Figure out your weakness: Find out what you find most difficult. Study the subject more, practice the lesson and develop your knowledge.
Try to find out the main concept in the topic: There are takeaways in every topics and subject. You need to find out what these main concepts are. Once you find out the key points, you can easily understand the entire subject. You can easily grasp the entire subject when you understand the major points in the topic.