The laudability of learning.

Can you look back, and recall a teacher who made a particularly big impression on you?

The chances are that they were someone who made learning feel easy, who inspired you, who gave you the appetite to pick up new skills and acquire new knowledge.

When it comes in the right shape and form, learning can be exquisite fun.

So when was the last time you learned something new?

And more importantly when’s the next time going to be?

As part of a recent project, I’ve been discovering the joys (seriously) of finding ways to bring data to life using charts, graphs and visuals.

Needing help, I’ve had excellent mentoring from a friend who’s an expert in this field.

He’s generously not laughed at my early efforts, but has equally kept me on my toes as I’ve got (I hope) a little more accomplished.

Learning new things can be great for your self-confidence.

It can be fun.

And it’s a great way of giving yourself a boost.

What is it that you’d love to learn?

When are you going to begin?

3 thoughts on “The laudability of learning.

  1. Learning is intellectually stimulating and low mood can feel like boredom so just like doing something creative I think applying oneself to learn can be very helpful too even in small doses. A wonderful feeling of achievement too although I find it hard sometimes to remember stuff, age 64 or stress? I can’t decide and have almost decided it doesn’t matter as there is little I can do about it.

  2. In order to keep our minds healthy and our memories sharp, particularly as we age, it can help enormously to excerscise our brain cells by tackling something new. It doesn’t matter how big or small we decide on what to learn, even reading a book, listening to a new kind of music, etc . I wanted to learn French again as I didn’t do well with it many years ago at school and managed to get a ‘B ‘ at O Level. I would love to learn to play piano, so that’s next on my list . Go for it !

  3. Experiencing something new is so invigorating and learning on the way just adds to the pleasure and excitement. I recently at the age of 55 climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa for a charity even though I had no real camping trekking or ‘outdoor living’ experience. This was tough, but truly amazing! It was great to take on such a challenge with a load of people who I had never met and the end result was a once in a lifetime experience.
    I would highly recommend such a venture.
    Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself, you’ll be surprised what you can achieve. Test yourself and when you succeed, you will feel amazing for ages afterwards.

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