If you are familiar with the work we do at Teachlr, then you know that, for us, it’s never too late to learn. As long as you are motivated, anything is possible.
But how do you stay motivated when the word learning is often associated with long study sessions and a constant anxiety to get a good grade? Luckily, the interpretation of the concept is changing. You don’t necessarily need to be sitting inside the four walls of a classroom to learn. Sometimes, all it takes is paying attention to your surroundings and trying to get to know yourself better.
At Teachlr we have put together a list of tips that you can practice everyday to keep learning and increase your potential without even noticing:
Stop thinking so much and start doing: People who get directly involved in a project that gives them hands-on experience get useful practical skills. It’s never a bad thing to plan ahead, but holding back from actually doing things out of fear of making a mistake is not going to help you. Ultimately, making mistakes will boost your creativity, and once you see actual results coming from your effort, motivation will stay with you.
Talk to people: During a normal day, you come across with all kinds of people, and there is something to learn from every single one of them. Take the time to get to know those around you and soon your vision of the world will expand; you will be seeing possibilities and new situations everywhere. Share your story too, the point is to connect with the world, not just your friends (how did you make them anyway?)
Ask questions: We are all born curious, but as we grow up we stop questioning things for fear of being judged. Knowing the reasons why things happen will help you make informed decisions, and you will get to know yourself better. The more you ask, the more you will realise there are certain things that you naturally disagree with. There’s no downside in asking questions.
Get to know yourself: It’s one of the hardest parts, but take some time to ask yourself if you find a meaning in what you do, what you like, what are the things you are good at and how you can improve. Doing this will naturally lead you to our final tip, which is…
Start moving: Sometimes fear of the unknown can make you stay in one place for too long. If you find yourself stalling, you may be missing opportunities to push yourself a bit more. It doesn’t have to be a drastic change, but an action as simple as talking to a stranger, stop procrastinating with something that needs to be done, or learning something that makes you curious is a good start. Once you begin doing this, you will instantly feel better and more confident.
If by now you start feeling like moving a little, congratulations! You are already learning without noticing it. At Teachlr, we believe that’s possible and we want to help you keep doing it. Do you believe what we believe?