How to Cultivate an Always Learning Mindset

An always learning mindset may mean many different things to many individuals, but at its foundation, it is about developing an insatiable need for information and learning new things.

In today's always-on, always-changing environment, if you want to improve your personal connections, succeed in your work, and remain on top, you need to keep learning, unlearning and relearning.


Because it's on a continuum, self-motivated and self-taught learning is common. Making classroom learning an everyday mentality and habit is key to personal growth. It's about having a ferocious drive to acquire information and skills anywhere, whenever, and any way possible.


Here are a few ways in which you can do that:


  • Know yourself
  • Change your self-talk
  • Ask different questions
  • Accept constructive feedback
  • Learn in small doses
  • Try experimenting with different genres


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Know yourself

The beginning of any journey is knowing yourself.

What fascinates you? What knowledge are you seeking? What are your unique strengths?

Understanding yourself helps create a roadmap for your journey. It helps your learning begin from a place of positivity and growth rather than constructive compulsion. Analyse what you are naturally drawn to and what medium helps you retain knowledge the best.

While learning is vast, self-discovery helps you identify the areas where you can grow and develop in particular.  

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Change your self-talk

How we talk to ourselves matter, way more than we think. When you’re looking to cultivate an always learning mindset, you need to change your self-talk-

Here are some ways you can do it:

  • Instead of “I don’t know it”, say “I don’t know it yet”.
  • Instead of “I failed”, say “I learned”.
  • Instead of “uncertainty”, say “possibilities”

This is because while our thoughts determines our words, our words also determine our thoughts. As the famous German philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said:

The limits of my language mean limits of my world.

So watch yourself. Listen to what you are saying and thinking. Censor yourself and become your own guide.

 

Ask Different Questions

Every discovery begins with a question. Still, we tend to equate questions with weakness.

A curious person is never afraid to ask questions, and this courage to put themselves out there rewards them with unlimited answers and discoveries.

Always pushing to “figuring it out on our own” can be detrimental. You should seek help whenever need be and not be afraid of not knowing something.

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And the easy part of asking questions is you can do it with anyone- be any age, any occupation, even your own self! A simple question like ‘why’ can reveal something new about what you thought you already knew.

Accept constructive feedback

One of the commonly hated things is constructive feedback. When we do anything, we expect everyone to like it. But to grow also means to accept constructive feedback without letting it affect your self-esteem or neglecting it altogether.

Try asking people “how did you do?” and “how can I do it better?” and learn from their diverse perspectives.

 

Learn in small doses


Learning can be overwhelming, after all the world is vast and never-ending. So it’s important to approach learning with organisation and planning. While we all have goals whether that is learning a new language or learning how to perform an activity better, we need to divide it up into small tangible actions that we can do every day.


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Focus on micro-dosing your learning and the bigger picture would quickly start showing itself. Ask yourself- “What did I learn today” “What were my key learnings?”


Experiment with Different Genres

We all have our favourites- our interests in arts define us more than we want.

But just sticking to what you want might not be healthy- hear us out.

 

Some of you might be married to old Hollywood classics while some might believe that fictional books are a waste of time. While we all are entitled to our opinions, it’s important that we try to experiment and venture out. Read things you don’t normally read, try shows you don’t normally watch.

 

Instead of always choosing and calculating the metrics of anything you’re going to consume, sometimes take the free fall and see how you feel.

 

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