Pillars of Learning
Pillars of Learning
Throughout life you and I learn through many avenues. While in
school and at work assignments and tasks are made which rely on
your capability to learn. Since positive change happens, the
learning is continuous. It should excite us as is and allow the
imagination to play with the knowledge to do more good.
Stimulate learning to experience a continuous cycle of
See, each of us is at our respective best level and must take a
"spirit enhancing action" to generate a "spirit enhancing
result" to transform to a "New Best Level". As a boy, I was
fortunate to be an excellent learner and student. I did as told
and performed well. Years later, I graduated with an Electrical
Engineering degree and became an engineering professional.
Then, learning became a serious challenge because of my mental
health challenge. I forced myself to examine learning on a new
level to help me. I discovered the following:
Wisdom, intuition (sixth sense), the subconscious, presence, and
timing are complex. True, you can put them in the category of
learning. Yes, they are not teachable. The individual innately
acquires these characteristics. To what level is up to the
person. The best another can do is to guide the individual.
However, traditional learning both written and verbal needed to
be stimulated for my survival. Throughout formal education and
in the workplace no one taught me how to study or work. Of
course, practice, pretest, and just do it was often heard
advice. After reflecting on my education and work, I realized in
grade school the teacher identified the skill to learn and in
college and at work it was indirectly identified by the
professor or your boss. The question formed in my mind. Why do I
learn some skills easily and others not as easily? You might
have had the same question.
This is the fun learning structure which evolved:
* Identify the skill
* Learn the skill
* Practice and/or rehearse
* Grow your business and life
The skill can be a traditional or soft skill. Traditional skills
are knowledge based fundamentals and soft skills are via
interaction with others to teach the fundamentals or come up
with a workable plan. I advice you to ask meaningful and thought
provoking questions to stimulate profitable conversations to
take relationships to a "New Best Level".
The statistics are alarming how many people do not read books
after college. Being an engineer, I know many engineers who want
to tinker and not read. My advice to you is to read (skill
identified) from more than one source about the same topic and
use the fun learning structure. Make sure you tinker throughout
the pipeline, not only on one end. It will cut years off of the
attainment of your goals and make learning and work a more
stimulating and rewarding process.
We practice and/or rehearse for retention and memorization. The
learned can then be easily recalled. So, you think you didn't
have a business in grade school or college.
How about when you went to the counter to buy candy, a drink, or
a toy? I'm sure the merchant didn't turn your money away. You're
in business! Grow it and your life! It's an exciting journey of
fulfillment and more peace.
We all have more options after increasing our learning. Today, I
use what I learned to stimulate the mind, heart, body, and
spirit of individuals and teams.
Let me know what your boss, colleagues, customers, and fans
think of your performance at a "New Best Level".