It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. ~Jacob Bronow
Whether you take up a new hobby, sign up for a class, sit in a lecture, sign up for community based service work or join a new group, aren't you planning on learning something?
I recently signed up for a ballroom dance class with my husband and a few of our friends. I've been talking about doing this for years! 2014 is my year for change and fearlessly forging ahead!
Whatever your New Year's Resolutions are or maybe you have a "Bucket List", GET OUT & GET BUSY! I love this grid above, (compliments of Edgar Dale & Spark Insite). It really says it all.
Studies over the years have shown that the more we DO, SEE, SAY or PRACTICE something, the better we become at it! TRUTH!
Today's world of technology can keep us so distracted with just READING things, that we lose HUGE percentages of our daily time and brain power we could be using for something far more constructive. Another TRUTH!
I try to create and practice one new recipe a day and for 2014, I have committed myself for DOING at least 10 NEW things this year. I'm sure at the end of 2014...I'll be able to look back and list much more than that, but I thought 10 would be a good number to start with. So besides all my recipes, I've signed up for dance lessons, I joined a new Women's group focusing on Women Entrepreneurs and I've started Luminosity courses - just for kicks to keep my brain sharp! Click Here to try your Brain Power: http://www.lumosity.com/
If you're a blogger......THIS ONE IS A MUST!!! http://www.thesitsgirls.com/category/bloggy-boot-camp/
Here are some of the other websites and places I love to use that makes learning easy and interesting!
1. The Small Business Association http://www.sba.com/ helps with everything from writing a good business plan, tips on Marketing, Business Management and E-Commerce Stuff!
2. OpenCourseWare Consortium – This site provides a portal to search through hundreds of free courses or to add new courses you know about to the database.
3. Google Scholar – Provides an easy way to search broadly for any scholarly literature. From one place, you are able to search across many areas and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from professional societies, academic publishers,online repositories, universities and other web sites.
4. My public library offers free classes & lectures .
5. Getting to know other interesting people!
So whether you want to take yoga, a cooking class, change careers or climb Mount Everest........THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN'T DO.......if you put your HEART into it!
If you have a bucket list of your own or a hobby you'd like to share, Please leave your comments! We'd love to hear your suggestions!