Education is a basic need of a human being. It is either for survival or interest. Somehow we all love to learn by intention or by force. Learning is an art. There is a lot of ways to learn faster and easier. But, unfortunately, the majority have no idea how to do smart learning. In simple words, they don’t know how to learn faster and smarter. It is not about passively being in front of the screen and listening to somebody.
Yes, that is a way of learning. But it is ineffective and low quality. Knowing how to learn is a skill that you should have. We strongly believe that learning is a strategic process. These smart strategies you can try and continue if suitable for you.
1.Invest on your learning as much as you can
Learning is a continuing process till we die. It could be either formal or informal. It might be job oriented or just for interest. You might have to pay or a free offer. You have to invest your money, time, and power to develop whatever you want to learn.
When you are willing to learn a new skill it’s better to go for a paid version than a free version. For example, if you want to learn Photoshop through the internet, you might have free sources. But most of them are not complete. They are not tailored made for your requirements. They are not allowing you to free communicate, ask questions directly. Instead of that, you can join a paid online course. It will tailor your requirement. There may be live sessions. You might be able to ask direct questions. They are more complete syllabus.
Then you can further invest money to improve the basic skills you already have. You can achieve professional qualifications. It will open more job opportunities with high salaries. You can negotiate and value yourself rather than just agree. There is a famous saying you may hear that “Learn more, earn more”. So, you can invest more in your learning. It will drive you along the path of success.
2. You will get what you put into something
A famous saying again, “Reap what you sow”. You are wholly responsible for your own education. Others can only show the path. You have to do your part. No one else shouldn’t blame for your faults. Learning should be your passion. Then, learning is no more pain to you. Invest your time, money, bond on learning. It will raise you with new skills. Give more attention to learning. With time you will sow the harvest.
3. You can go deep into the subject
Real learning means getting an expert on a particular subject. For example, you are learning Photoshop, you have to learn in and around your stuff. It is limitless. It is far beyond the syllabus. That is why learning should be your passion. Passion has no boundaries. You are the limiting factor. You can learn from your coaches, trainers. If you are really interested, you can go and discuss with experts in the field.
You can do research. You can do experiments. You can try new ways, methods. It is not about mistakes and failures over thousands of times. It is all about experiences and learning the best. Finally, it will drive through success. The important thing is, go deeper and deer in your subject. You will end up in the zone of experts.
4. Review what you learn
After learning something from a seminar, class, online session, or whatever, your memory will lose with time. The best way to retain as much as possible is timely reviewing. You can go through the learning materials like notes, videos. There are a lot of proved methods for memorizing things you can find on the internet. Practice with this one method. It will help to improve your long term memory. Another advantage of timely reviewing is you can understand your subject well. It will organize your knowledge. The knowledge is an asset that you can convert to make money.
5. Apply and execute what you learned
Most of the time you learn things and put them somewhere and forgotten forever. It simply says analysis paralysis. If you are a successful learner, that couldn’t happen. You have to practice what you have learned. If you learn Photoshop, you can use it in full range. You can do experiments. Use it in thousands of ways. Find new ideas. Execute them. You may fail. But don’t give up. It will drive you on the path of success.
By applying these simple clues you can become a great learner. It will open the doors of success.