Learn Five New Things Every Day

The health professionals have been telling us for some time that we should eat at least five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables every day, in order to stay healthy. You also need to keep your mind healthy, and committing to learning five new things every day is a simple way to achieve this.
Here are a few reasons for keeping your mind healthy:
  • Looking for a new job? If so, prospective employers will want to know how you keep yourself up to speed with changes in your industry. In the December issue of this newsletter we talked about the steps you can take to get the promotion you’ve been after. (Click here to read it again) and improving your skills is an essential part of doing this


  • Problem Solved. Doing the same thing the same way and expecting different results is never going to work. If there’s a problem you’ve been struggling with for a while, look at what you might need to learn in order to solve it. It might not need as much as reading an entire management book or attending a three day course. Focus on the issue and you’ll find that new ideas and solutions will appear through the new things that you’re learning.
  • Stay alive! If you’re not learning five new things each day, check your pulse because you might be dead! If you carry on doing exactly what you’ve been doing for the last few years, without changing a thing, then your life will become completely stagnant. You’ll get bored with your job and your hobbies. Learning new things will keep you energised and refreshed.

You don’t have to learn a new element of rocket science every day. Have you found a way to do a regular task in a shorter time? Have you learnt a new route to work? What can you learn that reinforces something you already know? Be open and you’ll find it much easier to learn new things and then put your new knowledge to good use.

Posted on 15/01/2014

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