The world around us is getting smarter. Technology has expanded to new measures, and this has brought in new ways to take in new information throughout the world. Whether or not you are long into a career after college or just stepping foot into your freshman year, the world requires us to maintain a near-constant flow of information as new ideas arise.
However, this yields an enormous opportunity for anybody to learn just about anything they want rather easily. Sadly, this opportunity is rarely taken advantage of. Many individuals are comfortable with learning the bare minimum in order to hold down a job or skate through college, and while this is technically acceptable, it seems rather wasteful.
Many studies have uncovered that an individual who strives to continue their learning is one of the more sought-after characteristics when hiring. With this being said, it is vital for us to be motivated in expanding our horizons whenever we get the chance, and I wanted to outline a few ways you can start doing this right now.
Find Expansive Books
Books are an incredible way to expand our horizons, yet many individuals haven’t touched a book since carelessly reading To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. For me, I was turned myself away from books, solely because the books I had read were (for lack of a better word) irrelevant to what I was doing with my life. It was not until rather recently when I finally was able to pick up a book and be actually invested in what it had to offer. Everything from the information in the text to the authors writing style had inspired me and since then I have turned to books as a main source of learning new techniques.
Whether you are attempting to change your daily life habits, or learn new productivity hacks – there are pages among pages of fantastic ways to do so. It is just a matter of finding what is useful to you and applying the knowledge you gain from it to your day-to-day life.
Discover Informational Videos
As technology continues to creep deeper and deeper into our daily lives, video streaming services, like YouTube, are now an incredible option when it comes to expanding our learning. These services provide a free opportunity for us to learn anything from: channels giving tips on how to study for a big exam, all the way to quick cooking tutorials.
Another fantastic learning opportunity in the video word is being able to live stream various events. Yes, this has been around for quite some time in the gaming industry, but it has recently become more apparent in politics, lectures, and various webinars. This means we even have the freedom to be virtually face-to-face with influential individuals in just about any scope of learning imaginable.
Start Meaningful Conversations
Along with books and videos, simply starting conversations is massively overlooked in today’s generation. As technology is taking over the communication world, face-to-face conversations are thinning out rather quickly. As much as I hate to say it, I am guilty of this too. There are individuals that I work with who I have never spoken a word to. However, any time a conversation arises I will almost always learn a new way to approach the industry we work in. Try it out.
There are numerous opportunities to expand your knowledge beyond the expected levels, and doing so can be a surefire way to impress those around you. Read a book. Watch a video. Stay curious.