The best way to learn

Do you know what the best way to learn is?

It is to teach.

If you want to really learn something, don’t just learn about it, teach someone else. This way you improve your own grasp of the topic, and you help spread knowledge.

Win-win.

Childhood friends

Some people have childhood friends who stay friends for the rest of their lives.
It’s a good situation to be in.
Because those are the people who know you the best and usually are people who have been with you through thick and thin.

If you are fortunate enough to have people in your life that you’ve been friends with for as long as you can remember, cherish them.
Because true friends are a blessing.
And should be cherished.

Giving up is not the same as facing reality

Pragmatism is important.
But is not the same as giving up.
The difference can often be a very thin line…
Facing reality is when you stop doing something because you know for certain that continuing on that path is pointless.
Giving up is where you stop doing something not because you’ve exhausted every avenue and there is nothing more to be done.
One leads to progress.
The other does the opposite.
Learn to know the difference.

How to deal with information overload

It used to be a problem, not having enough information.
Even 50 years ago, information on most things weren’t easily available.
But that’s hardly an issue anymore.

The current problem isn’t a lack of information, but rather, having too much of it.

It is great – having whatever information we need and want at our fingertips.
But it also has its drawbacks, the main one being information overload.
This is why it’s important to be selective about the information you take in.
Otherwise, you’ll drown.

Be selective.

How to enjoy what you do

Work is only “work” if you don’t absolutely love it.

It’s like this: when you are spending time on a hobby, you are still spending time and effort – in the same way you would when you are working.
The only difference is, the first is something you love to do and do without being paid. The latter you do out of a need to pay bills.

But that is not the only way to do things.
There are ways you can design a career that involves doing things you love.

It is truly a blessing when you can make a living doing something you truly love.
I was watching a documentary the other day about free solo climbing (Free Solo). The climber, Alex, absolutely loved what he did. He could do it without having to worry about money because his passion generated a living for him.
That’s what I’m talking about when I talk about making a living from doing the things you love.

Work is only a chore when you don’t really enjoy what you do.
So if you don’t enjoy what you do now, either find a way to make it something you really enjoy.
Or, find a way to do the things you really love.

How can you make your work into play?