Learn something new every day

One piece of advice I like is to learn something new every day.  It’s really easy to forget this, and to just fall into the usual routine:

Wake up, get breakfast, go to work, come home, have dinner, watch tv for a few hours while browsing the internet, and then go to bed. Repeat. 

Most of that we can’t change.  Yes, we have to go to work so that we can afford to survive.  But life doesn’t just have to be about working for the weekends.  You don’t need more than 1 hour in a day to learn about or how to do something new.  And it’s never been easier with all the free resources to teach you on the internet.

Want to learn spanish?  Try Duolingo.

What to learn how to play the guitar? Get strumming.

Want to learn about bayesian statistics? Who doesn’t?

They say that we live in amazing times, and it has never been truer.  There are millions and millions of people who are sharing their rich knowledge for you to access for free on the internet right now.  There is really little excuse not to be learning something today.

In addition to keeping a wakeuplist, I highly recommend that you keep a list of what you have done and learned.  Keep it by your bedside table.  Every night, when you go to bed, just write 1 or 2 sentences about what it was you learned that day.  It really takes no effort at all, and it will help put your mind into the active habit of learning.  Plus, after a year, you’ll be able to look back and see your amazing progress.


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