How To Learn Anything
February 7, 2009 by Dr. Ken Tangen
Here are 10 Tips to help you learn anything. Using them can help you do better in work, school, sports and relationships. These are not study suggestions. They go the core of what learning is.
Most people don’t realize how large of a role learning plays in their lives. They don’t attribute they progress in life to learning. And they don’t think it is under their control.
It’s not that they ascribe the behavior to heredity. When pressed on the topic, most people are unwilling to say their lives are primarily the result of genetics or fate. They might check their horoscope but they don’t use it to improve their golf game.
In general, people think that learning is automatic and, consequently, out of their control. They don’t think of their lives as being a result of active decisions. They might hear William Henley’s poem (“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”) but they put it into action. Most people are passive learners.
For those who see themselves as active learners, here are 10 Tips of how to do it.