ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

When You're Faced With Learning Something New

Updated on May 12, 2011
Learn Something New
Learn 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.

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

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I had to re-read this hub sis because there are things I need to learn and I remember that I have to be open and not resist it! hahahahahh so here I am being reminded by you to do so. Thanks! :)

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dottie1 

      9 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi Megan...it is nice to meet you and welcome to hubpages. Glad you came by to introduce yourself. I love to learn new things. I hope you have lots of fun while you are learning about hubpages. Just know you are not alone and this community of people will definitely give you a helping hand. :)

    • megankouz profile image

      megankouz 

      9 years ago

      Great hub! I'm new to hubpages, and there's is so many talented writers, it'll take me awhile to read through all of them. This is one I'll probably come back to. I obviously have alot to learn. Thanks for sharing.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dottie1 

      10 years ago from MA, USA

      That is the beauty of ageing. Thanks for commenting Stacie.

    • Stacie L profile image

      Stacie L 

      10 years ago

      I think I am learning more as I age.hmmm

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dottie1 

      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you teeray for sharing your viewpoint :)

    • teeray profile image

      teeray 

      10 years ago from Canada

      Great advice. I like the idea of learning being an 'adventure' and hope that people reading this hub will take on that viewpoint from now on. Thanks for sharing!

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dottie1 

      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Learning certainly is an amazing adventure especially when you're learning something that you have a passion for. Thanks for your comments Sonja.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dottie1 

      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by Ripplemaker. Sorry it took so long to reply. See, I am still learning something new.

    • profile image

      Sonja Tyson 

      10 years ago

      Learning is an amazing adventure with ups and downs along the path to gaining knowledge. Practice and memory are key elements to learning.

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      That's a great advice "DONT BEAT YOURSELF UP... :-) I know I need to remind myself of that whenever I start pushing the pressure buttons.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)