Posts Tagged learn

Fifty-Two Keys for Living, Loving and Working

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.

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168 Ways To Communicate Better Now Plus Two – 78 – 79 – 80

78. Laugh.

 Laugh hard and often.

Laugh at yourself.

Laugh with others.

Make laughter important in your life. 

 79. Learn from the experiences of others.

Don’t reinvent the wheel.

Interview experts…

Get a mentor.

Read! Read! Read! 

80. Learn from your mistakes.

Once is enough to learn.

Figure out what went wrong.

Figure out how to do better next time.

Don’t dwell on your failures.

Move forward. 

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Read! Read! Read! – Key 34

          Reading opens the world to us, stretches our imagination, kindles our knowledge and takes us far outside and deep inside ourselves. Reading takes us places we could never visit in person and introduces us to people we would never meet. If you read, you have the world at your finger tips. By reading you can find instructions for how to do almost anything. The Internet has opened the great libraries of the world to us. We can sit at our kitchen table and read newspapers from the four corners of the earth. We can track our ancestors or learn to bake an apple pie. Reading opens new opportunities for conversation and to share what we have read. Read aloud to a child, a loved one or a friend.

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