Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words. And for most of my life...I didn't believe him. I fought against cultivating good habits and routines because I didn't want to feel like I had to live my life by other people's rules. I wanted to be my own person and do my own thing.
If you immediately check your email or social media accounts when you wake up in the morning, you’re starting your day off in reactive mode instead of proactive. It means spending the best part of the day on other people's priorities.
"It ain't what you know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain Most people think about learning as adding knowledge and skills. When you learn French, you learn that the word, avoir means "to have."
Straightforward refutation of the old idea. This complete refutation is atypical. More likely the new knowledge doesn’t contradict the old one, but it may modify it in some way.
The new knowledge revises a simpler picture by filling it with more complex details. This is similar to adding new knowledge, although because the older, simpler view of the issue has been overwritten with more detail, there is some unlearning going on.
One of the most useful and interesting things I learned in the last year was not so much a specific subject or skill but a meta-skill. I learned how to learn. Learning is a critical skill for everyone.
Learning how to learn is critical for everyone. Most of us have to deal with a changing world and to learn how to manage tons of new information.
However, most of our learning methods are outdated and far from optimal. It may even be giving us an illusion of learning, like re-reading and highlighting that don't provide proper feedback to show what you haven't learned.