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Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Encouraging Quotes | 3 comments

2 Motivational Quotes To Help You Learn Something New Every Day

2 Motivational Quotes To Help You Learn Something New Every Day

What did you learn yesterday? Nothing? Shame on you. It’s time to change this, and now! Yesterday, I learned how to cook home-made mashed potatoes (not as hard as I thought), how to customize a sidebar widget on WordPress and how important it is to give compliment to others. I’m sure you can do even better.

You know the old saying: A day spent without learning something is a day wasted. And yet I see so many people that are totally trapped in their routine and do not learn anything anymore. Never. Their life took control of them and they lost complete interest and curiosity in new things.

I understand that life often gets in the way and that there’s not always time for learning but it’s such a great sensation to go to bed knowing that you’ve learned something.

I would really love to encourage you to learn something new every day as from today. Therefore, rather than giving you a top list of quotes about learning (others already did it pretty well, just look it up on Google), I have carefully selected these meaningful words in the hope that you will use, reuse and print them.

2 Encouraging Quotes About Learning

“He who stops being better stops being good.” – Oliver Cromwell

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” ― B.B. King

I can’t stress this enough. Besides looking at your own self and starting to make the necessary changes, you should never stop trying to improve in any domain of your life.

Be it a physical skill or a song at the guitar, you ought to end up each day with something more. I’m not talking about money here. Money doesn’t matter. Having more money than the previous day will not make you a better person, but learning something new WILL make you someone different (tweet this).

Don’t know what to learn, or where to learn? Keep on reading.

There are so many things you can learn

You can learn about:

  • Relationships
  • Love
  • Yourself
  • Science (check the link, there’s great content there)
  • Eating better
  • Internet marketing
  • How to be a good parent
  • Productivity
  • Cooking a paella

You can basically learn anything anytime. Marc and Angel share a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do, I know half of them. See, there’s always room for improvement.

There are so many ways to learn

Learning is free. You can learn about anything for free nowadays, and it’s awesome. Here are some ways you can learn:

  • Asking people and/or listening to people
  • Going to the library
  • Internet
  • Going through your past experiences

Learning really is something that anybody can do. Even if you have no time, even if you’re broke, even if you’re sad. There is always something to learn. About yourself. About how you behave. About the world.

Wherever you are now, look around you. Are there people? Are there books? Open anything, ask anything, and learn.

Smart learning

There are numerous resources on the internet about effective ways of learning. I haven’t checked it out yet, but Tim Ferriss’s The 4 Hour Chef is said to be a great book on learning. Additionally, you can check this blog on learning by Scott H Young, the guy who learnt MIT 4-year curriculum for computer science in 12 months without taking any classes.

Learn to reflect on yourself

If one thing, you should learn to reflect on yourself. First, for the sake of changing yourself; and second, the habit of reflecting on yourself every night before going to sleep will help you get a better and nicer sleep. At the beginning of this post I told you three stuff I learned yesterday. Well I have to admit this has not been easy to find out. But this is something you really should work on : the capacity to reflect upon your day, be grateful for it and review what you have learned.

Your turn

I hope today’s encouraging quotes really gave you some motivation. What will you learn today?

If you know anybody who is trapped in his routine, please share with them this blog post and also tell them how awesome is my newsletter… What?!? You haven’t signed up yet? Well, sign up, and I’ll promise you will learn something at least every monday!!

Photo courtesy of Mark Brannan

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