1.) Learn Something. 2.) Take Action.
We do #1 all the time. #2? Not so much.
Learning, usually, is passive. Read a book, take a class, watch a how to video, etc. But when you learn something, it takes quite a different part of your brain to then do it, to take what you learned and act on it.
We learn all the time. Maybe all day. We take it all in, we read book, listen to workshops, participate in seminars. But how much do we actually then do?
There are also many levels of learning:
- Barely paying attention.
- Watching but not seeing.
- Present but absent.
- Trying to focus.
- Really listening.
- Taking notes.
- Listening, churning the brain, taking notes, focusing, reviewing.
- Acting on what you learned.
When you act on what you learned, then you truly learn it.
In fact, you learn it all again because you go through the steps again. Even if you have to re-read the steps and follow them slowly and carefully, you’re applying your learning.
Want to learn even more deeply? Explain to someone else how to do it.
P.S. the featured image and photo here is from Pat Flynn’s Kindle Facebook group where I posted a “pick a fight” (or “pick a side”) argument that I’m not going to buy a print book anymore–even if the author is my friend. The Pick a Fight technique I learned in module 1 of Jeff Goins Tribe Writers workshop.