Keep learning

            Resolve to learn at least one new thing every day. With the speed of knowledge today there is plenty to learn. Take advantage of bits and pieces of time to learn. Keep a book or magazine with you and read in those waits at the airport or the doctor’s office. Listen to your friends. Ask questions. Read the newspaper. Go to the library. Watch the news. My graduate students are among the younger generation that does not read newspapers. After a semester of being required to do so, most confess that they have not only enjoyed the assignment, but intend to keep up the practice after they leave my class. Take notes on ideas that interest you so that you can do further research later.