Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Look, Listen and Learn.

We are now in the second quarter of the year and the last month being August, for those who do a lot of planning with a simple track and trace mechanism not necessary with a computer, but from the simplest approach you can think of like a book and pen, it would be wise for me to share my reflection of the last seven months and put things in perspective.

It’s time to take a pause and Look at where we have come from, Listen to our inner voice and Learn from all the episodes of life. In the last seven months I have developed a common phrase ‘Tuna-Learn = TL’ meaning that we are learning, and I find this fascinating when my students always refer to it, sometimes in a jokily manner which makes me learn again and again.

In life learning doesn’t stop either formally or informally and in my journey towards learning I have developed a concept around learning called the ‘L3’ factor of learning which goes like;
Looking - using our eyes we see sometimes even the unseen and sometimes we see more than other people can see and basically this depends with a lot of factors like your background, environment, belief system, experiences etc.

I’m not talking of the biological aspect of it, like long sight or short sight but rather to the perspective of using your sight to learn and apply solutions to a problem. This is majorly directed to the creative minds that usually try’s to innovate systems and creative products that targets a certain audience. From looking, you can create perceptions, get a solution, challenges, and identify problems etc.

Listening - The act of listening connected to a feeling. By keenly listening to your inner voice do you realize that even pictures carry sound with them? I have discovered a new way of learning and this is through listening and not by our ears but our feelings which evokes emotions and passion through doing something. Literally when you listen to music how you do feel? Do you always care about the content? Do you listen to the words spoken or the rhythms? Whichever way you will apply it there is always power in listening either using your inner voice or ears that connects also with looking.

Learning – People learn through many ways to become whoever or what they want to become in life. Some of us are fortunate to get the best foundation from childhood to adulthood education attending the best schools in town. But hope is not lost for the less fortunate who think that they can’t make it to become what they want in life. Today I want to share some of the many tips of learning that can propel you to succeed in life.

  • Listen to your inner voice and follow your passion.
  • Connect with friends that add value in achieving your vision.
  • Utilize opportunities of learning like by attending workshops; join a club or youth group that meets your interest etc.
  • Use your talents that shall help you in either building your education foundation through the many networks and benefits that you shall get.
All in all without any doubt or debate if you get a chance of attending a formal set up for education like college, universities etc grab the chance and don’t waste your time indulging in activities that doesn’t add values to your life, utilize that opportunity because it one of the best set ups you get to learn about a profession that you aspire, and without contradicting myself the formal set up won’t teach you everything about life but a combination of formal education and self learning on daily basis shall lead you to the promise land of success ; for example in web design, law, mechanics just to mention but a few.

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