5 Habits You May Learn
In today’s world, we get so caught up in other peoples’ opinions. We think everything we do, right down to the coffee we drink, is important and should be documented so other people can see it. We then base our self-worth on how popular the image of our coffee is!
Do you think Einstein would be compulsively checking his social media platforms? No way. Don’t get caught up in what other people think or say. Einstein was very suspicious of educational authority and constantly questioned the things he was being taught. Don’t make arguing with your professors a habit, but do develop a habit of thinking for yourself and in the real world, not the filtered, social media one.
1. Surround yourself with educated people
Like everything in life, it’s easiest to be inspired to do something when you surround yourself with people who are especially good at that thing.
When it comes to education and learning, do as Einstein did and surround yourself with mentors, teachers, and generally inspiring people.
And if you feel that your personal life is lacking educated people like that, pick up some books on a smart individuals and study their writing and research.
2. Find your learning faith
Einstein was practically religious about discipline and question-asking. He decided that when you applied these things to education, you could learn more about phenomena.
This greatly impacted his opinion on actual religion, but it’s a great concept for general studies, too.
3. Allow your thoughts to wander
Einstein knew he did some of his best thinking while daydreaming and letting his thoughts drift. When you feel stuck, especially when writing a paper or drafting a proposal, allow yourself to lose focus and let your mind go somewhere else.
4. Have well-rounded interests
Einstein played the violin, kept a pretty fascinating social life, and studied nonstop. For some of you, this may seem overwhelming, but remember it’s important to be versatile when it comes to your interests and hobbies.
You learn so much just by being interested in a multitude of things. It’s also a great way to give yourself a break from one subject when it starts to overwhelm you; having the ability to go back and forth can help inspire you when you feel stuck.
5. Take initiative and be open to failure
When it comes to learning, you have to be open to, and expect failure. It would be detrimental to assume everything in life will turn out perfectly. Your success in education is no different.
Yes, sometimes you are going to fail and fail miserably, but it will make all the times you succeed greatly that much more rewarding. The possibility of failure shouldn’t keep you from taking initiative and making your own decisions.