You are in control of your learning! But sometimes, with the day to day demands on our lives, we forget to add learning opportunities into our schedules.
So many people wonder, how do I move forward when there are so many things that I don't know. Well, guess what? We live in the information age. And what that means is that we're living at a time where access to knowledge is super easy. The question is, how do you go about making a learning plan that allows you to grow in the areas you're having some challenges; or grow in the areas that you need to move forward?
New Knowledge for Transitions
As you know, this month we're talking all about transitions. And one of the big things that happens during a change is that you have to consume new information. You have to bring that information in, process it, and then implement it. But a lot of people get stuck on how to do that. Remember when we were in school, and our teachers would give us lesson plans? Those plans would help us understand how to engage in learning. Often, when we get out of the school setting, we don't know how to do that for ourselves.
how to create a learning plan
What I want to encourage you to do is to think about learning the same way that your teachers thought about it for you. What would it look like for you to make a syllabus or a learning plan specific to your interests? Who would you talk to? What would you read? What would you listen to? Then, I want you to take the answers and ideas that you come up with and turn them into an actual plan.
Think to yourself, I'm going to make this big transition into this new space, into this new company, into this new division, back into my old job, but with a NEW idea of what COULD be and what IS possible---whatever your transition is going to look like in the coming weeks. What do you think could set yourself up to grow during this period? For example, if you said you were going to give yourself four weeks, what do you think you could accomplish in that time? After you come up with the goal, I want you to set aside some "class time" to do the learning! Please put it on your calendar!
All great leaders are intentional about building learning opportunities into their day. You can do the same thing! I highly encourage it! Continuous learning is what makes people purposeful hustlers. Knowledge allows for people to live more completely and fully in their purpose. Because they're out there deciding and being intentional about what they want to learn and how they want to consume that information.
So, go ahead, make a syllabus! Put together your learning plan! Set aside some time and decide how you want to grow. Take the first step-it is not that hard, and it could make all the difference!
Hustle with Purpose!