What do I want to learn next? That’s probably one of my favorite questions of all. I love to learn new things. I’m wired for curiosity. I love learning to improve my knowledge and my craft. I have dozens of certifications and even four college degrees! Yes, that’s how much I love learning new things.
Asking yourself this question opens up the world of possibility. In fact, from a neuroscience standpoint, it’s something that literally opens up your brain to inquiry, to thinking about things in a new and different way.
So what do you want to learn?
What are you interested in? If you had all the time in the world and no other worries (like life responsibilities), where would you want to focus your time?
So what’s stopping you from taking one small step forward to learn more about the topic? Please don’t say it’s time. You can always find the time to do something — if it’s important to you. You can pick up time throughout your day by checking email less, staying off your phone, and watching less TV. You an easily find 15 or 20 minutes if you tried.
My challenge to you is to set a timer on your phone and devote just 20 minutes, today, to learning more about whatever it is that inspires you. It doesn’t need to be hard or complicated. In fact, here are three easy ways to get started:
- #1 Find someone in the field and ask them if you can interview them. You can find all sorts of people in niched Facebook groups or even on LinkedIn who would probably be happy to talk to you. Send out a few messages and see what happens.
- #2 Go to Google and type in the phrase, “Learn about [insert your topic here].” You’ll find more than enough information to get you started. You can easily read through a few articles in twenty minutes.
- #3 Go to the books category on Amazon and type in your subject. Using the “Look inside” feature, start reading about your subject for free!
After you do this, sit back and think about what you learned in just 20 minutes! Imagine if you did this every day or even 3 times a week? Imagine what you would know by the end of one month, six months, or even a year!
I would love to hear what subjects interest you. Leave a comment below and let me know. Better yet, tell me one new thing you learned about your topic.
To learning about what you love,
Tara Alexandra Kachaturoff