28. Education

Attitude – it’s one of the most important factors affecting your ability to learn. Are you at all curious about the subject matter? And are you prepared to put forth the effort? It’s hard sometimes to have a good learning attitude, isn’t it? But to learn you must be attentive and have a real desire to know.

 

Maybe you’re like me and find that good “learning moods” tend to come and go. On some days you might be excited about the acquisition of new knowledge, but on others – well, maybe you’d just rather sit in front of the boob tube.

 

Having something to anticipate helps me to get through the rough spots. I love Fridays, for example. It’s normally when I’m at my best — feeling the most productive and energetic. But we’re all different; I’ve talked with a number of people who say they feel lethargic by the end of the week. When Friday rolls around, they’re just beat.

 

Something to Anticipate — that’s the idea that I want to leave you with today. By giving yourself something to look forward to, you will help boost your energy levels and excite your mind to soak up the knowledge.

 

Day 28 Guide

 

Think about your own learning cycles. What elements are usually present when your mind is stimulated and you sense that elevated desire to know? Don’t wait for conditions to change but rather learn to control your environment. On the days that you’re most likely to feel out of sync, plan something to anticipate.

 

© 2006, Levi Hill

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