When You're Faced With Learning Something New
In this fast paced world that we live in today, we are increasingly faced with learning something new everyday and that can become a huge challenge if you are taking on too much and putting yourself under undue pressure because of it. Learning to write with content is a challenge I face today. I recognize that I must slow down a bit when I am faced with learning something new, so that the learning can be absorbed and understood.
Learning is a process and it may take a little time. I give myself the amount of time I need. I will not compare myself to others. Everybody’s learning styles are different. The rewards can be numerous when faced with learning something new and can bring with it enormous satisfaction. Having new found satisfaction can literally reverse the effects that stress can have on your heart. So, managing your stress when faced with learning something new is vital. Do Not beat yourself up. (Mantra: I will not beat myself up, I can learn.) Hating yourself is not an option. That will only defeat your ability to learn. I know this can be a challenge; it is for me.
I try to remember that not everything, when faced with learning something new, needs to be learned perfectly. Perfectionism can rob you of your peace of mind. I try to avoid freaking out at the enormity of the mountain that seems to be before me, especially now during the holiday season and with the added stress of my daughter sideswiping the mailbox with my car yesterday, didn’t help matters. I reminded her about my first driving experience of hitting my father’s car when I thought I was in reverse. Look for the humor and express gratitude in everything. I do believe keeping an open mind and open heart is critical when faced with learning something new. It is ultimately a very personal decision we all must reach to find faith that encourages our journey to learn. Pay more attention to your feelings and your breathing and stay far away from all mind chatter. It will knock you down if you let it. Having no patience will leave you feeling crippled. Practice patience if that muscle needs to be exercised.
The Art of Learning
What Do You Need To Learn
Ask yourself what it is you need to learn the next time you are faced with learning something new. Is it time management, procrastination or distractions that hold you back? Do your emotions get in your way when you are faced with learning something new? Do you need relief from stress? Is your attitude right? The list goes on and on. Find out what you need that can help you get through the challenges that come when faced with learning something new. The resources to learn are available to you on the internet. There you will find the “University of Knowledge” at your fingertips. And it’s all FREE! So the next time you are faced with learning something new, remember the rewards and enormous satisfaction that can be gained. Good Luck and Dream Big!
The Art of Learning - Part 1
The Art of Learning - Part 2
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