Finding it hard to sit down and focus on learning? Do you need motivation? Here are a few tips to make it easier for you.
We are all aware that continuous learning is important in our personal and professional journeys. However, often, we find it challenging to get motivated and focus on learning, especially when our workdays are hectic or distractions are coming up.
Therefore, we need to find learning methods and practices that suit our needs and help us take the extra step and bump our careers.
Here’re few tips to learn more effectively!
Suit your learning style and objectives
Based on your learning goals, select the type of study material that serves your learning style and preferences best. For example, for a highly technical learning, you may need a technical instructor or mentor rather than studying a tech heavy book.
Look for interactive formats
Look for information and learning options that are personalized, interactive, and project-based. If the material offers variety and interactivity to keep you engaged, you will achieve your learning goals quicker.
We are all dealing with busy schedules and often find it hard to squeeze any learning into our routines. Look for on-demand learning libraries which are easily accessible and provide free/paid courses and tutorials which give quick solutions to tough problems. Also make sure to acquire such knowledge from a verified platform so you can be sure you are learning proving and reliable methods and not having to go through frustrating trial and error experiences.
Online training is certainly effective, but don’t forget: Learning is everywhere! Sometimes blogs, trade magazines and other publications give you useful insights and real-case scenarios. A case study from a peer may do the magic that’s rarely found in formal online trainings. Look for authors, thought leaders and user groups that could teach you best practices for your specific industry or domain.
Collaborative and social learning
Communities and social platforms are stronger than ever before. Modern learners like to team up and explore solutions together. Reach out to people who have already been through your challenges. Team up with a friend or colleague with similar learning goals, that’ll help you collaboratively churn the study materials and help you avoid too much delay.
However, when planning your learning journey and setting your goals, make sure your personal goals align with your organisation’s business strategy. This way you can ensure all the efforts you are making are really supporting your role and career and are paying off long-term.
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