I got the idea for this post after reading Book Learning vs. Experience a guest post from Adrienne Carlson on the World’s Strongest Librarian blog. It’s a great post and in it she shows the pros of book learning and experience. I think that both are critical in today’s work environment. I learn in many ways which has served me well over the years. Anyone who has been reading this blog for a few months know that I am an avid read, as well as an active reader, so I am always interacting with the words on the page.
I am an introvert and very shy so I have well developed listening skills and I often hear things that the average person would miss. And I meditate so I am very aware of what’s going on around me, and learn things through observation. I have turned my weaknesses into strengths, what about you? Yes, there are times when I would love to be the life of the party, but it isn’t going to happen because of my personality.
How can you build your reading, listening and observation skills to transform yourself into a learning machine? How do you learn best? Are you an audio, visual or kinesthetic learner?
Understanding the way you learn best allows you to capitalize on your strengths and build up the areas where you are less strong. How important is it for you learn in multiple ways? And how might doing so enhance your life?
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