I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much information passes through my head and how much I actually use. Which got me thinking about how information passes through YOUR head and how much YOU actually use! 😉
Then I thought about a little piece of information that had previously passed through my head that applies to this situation. That little piece of information was about education. It told me that people learn best when what they learn is applied right away.
For instance, students learn better when tested shortly after they learn the original thought. Instead of only during mid-terms and finals. Language skills, math skills, science knowledge, historical knowledge is all best learned when it is applied right away.
Olympians get better with practice, scholars get better with scholarly research, writers get better with more writing, investors get better with more investing, everyone gets better when they apply what they learn. The sooner they apply it the better!
Which brings me to the point. Use it or lose it. Use what you have and get better. The opposite also holds true. If you aren’t gonna use it, don’t waste your time learning it. This is probably the best productivity tip I can give anyone….
“Only learn what you will use, AND apply it as soon as your done learning it.”
Bonus Tip: Once you have done that… tweak it, tweak, and tweak some more. Then your masterpiece will be complete! 😉
Originally posted 2008-12-02 01:33:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter