3 Ways to Become a Constant Learner

Oct 4, 2016 | Goal-setting

It’s no small surprise that many of the world’s most successful people have the constant learner bug. They know that in today’s fast-paced world, carving out time to absorb new information and improve intellectually is essential.

Even if you don’t have time to chunk out your entire day for deep learning (I know I sure don’t), you can find some quick ways to become a constant learner. Here’s how to make constant learning into a powerful habit:


President Obama, Bill Gates, Oprah, George R.R. Martin, and Warren Buffet have each famously spoken out about how reading got them to where they are today and how it continues to shape and inform their decision-making on a daily basis.

Reading isn’t just a fun habit, but it’s one of the surefire ways to become a constant learner.


World-class chefs swear by experimentation as one of the ways to become a constant learner. Even if their food experiments taste awful (which happens plenty of the time), they’re still learning what pairings do and don’t work, and finding ways to improve next time.

If you’re more of a Seemless gal, there are plenty of other ways to experiment. For instance, if you’ve been doing the same morning routine for years on end, examine any possible tweaks that could ramp up your day.

Scare yourself daily

Eleanor Roosevelt once said “do something once a day that scares you.” She wasn’t referring to horror movies on Netflix – studies show that stepping outside your comfort zone is vital to avoid stagnancy and ensure success.

This can be something as simple as a new dish, or as bold as taking on a more challenging job. The key is that you’re realizing (slight) fear is part of the growth process.

If you liked these tips, be sure to check out my articles in Inc. Magazine and Medium.

Do you have any ways to become a constant learner? Give me a shout-out on Twitter!


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