6 - Learn Continuously . . . to exercise your brain and develop your wisdom!

Reason for learning goals:   Learning for the mind is equivalent to exercise for the body.  New information acquired through reading books and talking to people will change your life.  Make it your mission to learn as much as you can about as much as you can.  Ask questions without the fear of appearing stupid.  This is one of the sad realities; some of us fear asking questions, fearing how we will be perceived. 

One of the key areas that requires a continual focus to keep up the learning curve is technology, as well as a general curiosity of learning about the world. Set learning goals to learn about:

  • Apple products (iPhone, iMac computer, etc.)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Automobile technology (our vehicle’s computer system)
  • Environmental change
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health and wellness
  • History of the world
  • Robotic products (coming soon)
  • Solar power
  • The internet of things
  • And so much more . . .

One of the greatest websites is www.Waitbuywhy.com.   The founder of this site does a deep dive into a wide variety of topics that most people only have a basic concept of, in an easy to understand format, complete with simple illustrations.  

Suggested Target Goal:   List and learn about the key technologies that are part of my life.

Outrageous Goal:  Learn about one new topic each day.

This approach to learning, and making learning a focus through the establishment of monthly learning goals, is an important and exciting goal area.    The best way to learn is by talking to people and reading books.

Just recently, I was speaking to a wise, 85-year-old man, named Peter, in a local grocery store. During our 15-minute conversation, he recommended I read the book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, written by Bill Bryson, and have my children read this also, as a life changing book.  I can’t wait!

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Last updated: December 13, 2019