Happy Studying New Year – Josh Journal
After greeting you a happy new year, I hope it won’t be out of place for me to wish you a happy studying year?
Some of us have stopped studying since we left school. There are even some people who only read when preparing for exams. What a pity.
How are you supposed to grow in life if you have stopped learning?
I love to learn. I read books, I see movies, I listen to music, podcasts, and avail myself of every opportunity to soak in new information. There are sometimes I catch myself learning something and wonder, “why am I doing this again?”
In a little time after, I find myself applying that knowledge in an unexpected scenario.
Learning, watching, reading, and listening are ways we develop ourselves, go beyond ourselves, understand the perspective of others, and better ourselves.
I did some studying last year, but I know I could have done better. I bought three new books right at the end of the year, and I will start reading the first one tomorrow afternoon. I am yet to decide which to start with though. I’ve got Sapiens: a brief history of humankind, Outliers, and David VS Goliath.
I am still looking to buy Homo Deus: a brief history of tomorrow, How the Jews changed the world by Norman Lebrecht, and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. My supplier didn’t have those two. (Shout-out to Timothy “Oreoluwa” Ogunyinde for helping out with the books).
If you’ve got books you think I should read, do let me know in the comment section.
One of the most effective ways of studying is teaching. The preparation involved, the fact you are pouring out what you know, you testing and tasking yourself, and if you are so privileged, rubbing minds, exchanging perspectives, and answering your audience/students questions.
There is a possibility I’ll be involved in a bit more teaching too. Maybe a couple of live events, maybe a masterclass or two, maybe some consultancy sessions. If you are interested, reach out to me and I’ll be glad to help.
Please, don’t go through 2021 while learning lessons by force. What you fail to learn often comes back to haunt you. Intentionally purposing to learn something new would bring positive changes to your life.
I think it’s time to start studying. What will you be starting with?