Learning means changing

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Learning is at the same time one of the most natural things and one of the most difficult things there are. Organizational learning is even harder. It’s easy to learn things when you want to learn them, but it requires a tremendous amount of work to get someone learn something when the inspiration doesn’t come from himself.

One of the biggest obstacles to learning is fear. The fear of changing, the fear of leaving a safe area and going out to the wilderness. And the scary thing is that without changing there is no learning. When you learn something, something inside you changes.

But learning can also be an exciting adventure in which you experiment with your limits, your interests and your life.

Here are some ideas to start your experiments with. Don’t try them all, but maybe by doing a few of them already makes you enjoy change, and thus enjoy learning a bit more. After a few more changes, learning becomes fun, and you become more curious.

  1. Change your working hours
  2. Change the way you talk
  3. Change the way you drive
  4. Change the way you wake up
  5. Change the way you listen to people
  6. Change the way you sleep
  7. Change the way you set your professional goals
  8. Change the way you write
  9. Change the way you read the Bible
  10. Change the way you treat your family
  11. Change the way you look at the world
  12. Change the way you look at deadlines
  13. Change the way you market yourself
  14. Change what you eat
  15. Change what you appreciate at work
  16. Change the way you treat your customers
  17. Change the things you’re teaching to your children
  18. Change the way you view the human race
  19. Change the way you think about déjà vu
  20. Change the way you plan projects
  21. Change the way you code
  22. Change the way you collect requirements
  23. Change the way you decorate your office
  24. Change the way you use the library
  25. Change the way you look for information
  26. Change the way you sketch

2 thoughts on “Learning means changing

  1. herponen

    Hey Jarkko!
    You have a really nice blog going on in here. I think you’re now one step closer to writing your own book ;) Keep on the good work!

    -your biggest fan 4-eva!

  2. Hi herponen!

    Nice that you’ve found your way to my blog. And thanks for the positive comment!

    Good luck with your goals! I’m watching you on 43things ;)

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