Let's face it...knowledge is power! So it stands to reason if you learn something new every day you will become more powerful. To be clear, when you make a concerted effort every day to learn something new, there is no absolute rule that it has to be newsworthy information. Although, watching the news on TV, reading it in the newspaper, or listening to it on the radio is definitely one way to obtain new information on a daily basis. Learning new things no matter how trivial they might seem has a lot of advantages in regard to the growth and simulation of our minds. It not only enhances our development it also can make us become a much more interesting person. Learning how to do something knew also challenges us as human beings; going beyond our limits or simply trying something new because we learned how to can enable and inspire us to accomplish great things.
We can learn a lot by simply listening to what other people have to say. We can learn so much from just having simple conversations with family members-coworkers, classmates, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, the gas station attendant, and children- especially children.
The best way to learn something new every day is to simply open yourself up to new adventures, new possibilities, and above all else, to your senses-that's right! I said your senses
- Learn something from your surroundings and environment that you were never aware of before-open your eyes, become aware, observe- look around you learn!
- Listen to sounds and find out where they come from, what causes them sound the way they do.
- Experience and taste new foods - find out what it is, what it's made from, how its prepared, what country it originated in, try a new restaurant, a new recipe, a new fruit at the grocery store.
- Feel different textures objects, materials- ask questions! find out what it is, how it's made, what its used for, why does it feel that way.
- Let your nose smell freely (even if its unpleasant) learn more about the scent itself- what it's made of, where it is coming from, what's producing the smell, what is causing it to smell a certain way.
Yes, the key to quenching your thirst for acquiring knowledge on a daily basis is just about as easy to do as breathing. You can learn a wealth of new information if you just read a book or newspaper, have a simple conversation, or become more in tune with your senses. The fact of the matter is...that if you are really hungry for new information and acquiring knowledge the possibilities truly are endless.