You very well know you learn something new every day even without your consent or attention being paid to the lesson being learned but now that you want to learn something new every day is already a starting point.
This tutorial process is designed if want to learn something useful, new skills other than fun facts that you could also learn every day anyway
For a simple way to learn, you just need somewhere you note how your day went and what you learned in that day, if there were any lessons you will easily notice them
But for the long process that takes a long time, you will be learning bit by bit every day to attain something useful and when you combine your little daily lessons they will amount to something big.
Well let’s get started on how you can learn something new and useful every day;
Table of Contents
1. Wanting to learn
Honestly, it will be hard to learn something new by force as most things come off very well when done with inner self-motivation and interest other than being influenced by unwanted external factors
Let’s not forget change forcing you to learn something new to cope with trends, say using a smartphone, a couple of our parents fall here.
But even if you are bad at something the fact that you want it, it makes it worth and a great starting point for example, if you are a great football player but you want to move away from your current team, most times the fact that your heart doesn’t want to play for the current team will affect your performance and learning ability
When you want something you will walk the land, sail the seas and fly the skies for it especially if you have all it takes to get it.
Basically, that’s the greatest way to learn something new and I say it contributes about 25%, of the process, you should want to with all your heart, body, soul, strength and mind
2. Decide what you want to learn
Deciding to learn something new is just part of the process and how to learn something new is just another piece of the puzzle
Trust me you won’t learn something new and useful every day depending on what you want to learn but you can learn something new every week, every month or every year, but it will be hard based on how life goes.
There are days when you learn totally nothing in life, you wake up and go to work, then home and honestly nothing new learned just like that.
So you have to decide what you will learn let alone the lessons life will teach you itself from different experiences you encounter in life
It will depend on your needs or wants, like learning a new language if you are moving to a new country would be a great idea, making friends if you are some lonely chap, parenting, if you’re a first-time parent, could make your parenthood easier
The new things you could learn fall under skills, life as it really is(life lessons), on fun facts(did you know kind of things ) or any informative content of your interest
3. Assess your self for what you want to learn
The self-assessment will follow a couple of factors like your lifestyle, imagine an instance where you work in a factory and even stay at the company quarters,
So you wake up in the morning go work sit and do the same activity for 12 hours then go to sleep. honestly, how are you going to learn anything new with that schedule or even at school, most times the only thing you will learn is what is on the syllabus.
In such an instance, you may decide what to learn every year because every day is just not going to happen
But if you decide to learn fun facts or any facts even if they are not funny you could even learn 10 new things every day irrespective of your schedule if you give it time.
4. Do you have the required resources?
If you decide to learn something new then you should have the tools needed.
Some lessons just need a good internet speed and you are ready to start, while others that require friends like if you wanted to learn Spanish. having some Spanish speaking friends can be a very big boost when learning a new language
5. Plan for your lessons
So you have to work and take care of your family, in that instance you should draw a plan of how, where and when you will learn of course we already know what to learn.
Weekends work better for learning especially for a busy schedule or it depends on the level of importance of what you are planning to learn
6. What’s the benefit of what you are learning
And the most important bit of this is why. If you don’t know why you are doing something its high time you quit but every time you are about to give up and you remember why you started, you are motivated to try again or continue pursuing it.
Humans beings are motivated by gain. Then what?
One of the things to motivate you to learn something is what you benefit from learning it.
And for whatever reason you decide to learn something, it should at least build your personality, build your character, your career, improve your knowledge base
But as long as something your learning is adding you any of these then you are good to go;
- Emotional gain
- Mental gain
- financial gain
7. Practice what you have learned
Here goes the old saying practice makes perfect. Honestly, why would you learn something you will not do. the best way to learn something new fast is by practicing it
Remember we tried to consider the fact that you have what it takes to full fill your lesson, and at least be an expert or apply it in everyday life because maybe it’s useful to you.
So if you learn how to drive we expect you to at least be looking forward to owning a car one day or at least know how to drive if need be.
You will also make endless mistakes in your learning process in this way you will be learning through not repeating what you failed at. Besides unless you are making mistakes you are not learning.
8. Teach it to others
And another saying “Practice what you preach.”
If you learned how to drive and really understood it. You won’t find it hard to teach another person. This way while teaching others you will also naturally be internalizing whatever you learned when you teach it to someone else.
”But if you can’t explain something to a child you don’t understand it yourself”.Pick any random thing you think you know very well and try explaining it to a child. But if you cannot or a child cannot understand it, then neither do you really understand it yourself
This is the best unproven way to test yourself if you understand something inside out to every detail. if you can pass on a message to anyone in the simplest words or actions they will easily understand
9. Finally, evaluate yourself
You compare what was before you started learning and what has changed and what your goal was before the start.
Note: Do not compare yourself to another person’s progress but your own progress. It’s only then you will know if you have improved in any way or not.
Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, Not with who someone else is todayun-known
Take for instance if your were earning 100 dollars a day and now you do earn 200, that’s a 100% increase which is good, but if you compare yourself to someone who was earning 50 dollars and now earns 10k.
The comparison is already unfair because clearly, it shows as if you are not progressing and there factors that made him earn that much and you didn’t which are very likely to be out of your control considering you did the same thing
You can use the internet, documentaries on TV, magazines, books as they can all be sources of information or you could enroll in a training program
It can take you an hour to a year to learn something new based on your learning speed, how you are learning, time allocated to the learning and what you are learning
Well that concludes our process of how you can learn something new, useful and practical every day