Knowledge is something that can be acquired right from the time we are born to the time we are gone. The skill of acquiring knowledge is what that differentiates human beings from the animals. One can acquire knowledge throughout life even after one finishes school or college education. Even a mediocre student in college can become an outstanding performer at work by enhancing the work-related skills and soft skills. It is important to understand that professional skills and soft skills are skills that need to be honed regularly to keep up with the latest trends. For this, it is necessary that we make it a habit to learn something new and polish our existing skills on a continual basis. In our hectic schedules, we seldom get the thought of some self learning and knowledge absorption. But, for our own benefit, we need to squeeze in some valuable time for knowledge absorption and let’s see how we can do that.
-Wake up a little earlier than our usual time and use that early morning time to learn something new. It is a known fact that early mornings are pleasant times that are apt for knowledge gaining.
-Get into the habit of reading books rather than slaying precious time watching pointless movies, television, or social media updates on mobile phones.
-Listen to some self-help or educative audio material while commuting long distances.
-Make a note of anything learnt and keep it at a place that is clearly visible at home or workplace. This way, a thing learnt can be revised so that it is remembered for a long time.
-Get involved in some useful talk instead of gossips at the workplace in the break time or lunch time. This is a wonderful way to mingle with same industry people and excellent knowledge sharing.
-Teaching others is also an amazing method of knowledge sharing and knowledge enrichment. While teaching others and clarifying their doubts, one gain mastery over a subject and learn the latest updates in the subject as well.
-Joining groups or networks that are related to the industry or personal hobbies will give a chance to mingle with like-minded people who have different skills and knowledge to share with others.
When we involve ourselves in the process of self-teaching and learning it is completely different from the process of academic education. This is what we do out of our interest and curiosity that stimulates us to learn better and faster.