“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”Mahatma Gandhi
The “Stay Home” requirements as we navigate this COVID-19 disruption could easily be taken as permission to lock ourselves into our houses, sit on our couches, and allow our brains to atrophy.
Now more than ever is the time to keep learning – to expand our knowledge, our understanding, and perhaps our perspective.
So here is the question for all of us: What are you doing to learn during this crisis?
Here are a few things I’m doing to learn through this experience:
- I’m currently reading Fun Loving You – Enjoying Your Marriage in the Midst of the Grind by Ted Cunningham. This is providing new ideas and great reminders to grow in my marriage.
- I’m working with a couple of friends to learn more about lead magnets, website development, and blogging.
- I continue to listen to podcasts during my daily walks.
Learning can happen in many ways. The key is to resist complacency, to be intentional, and to open up ones mind.
Here are some ideas for ways to keep learning when you are stuck at home:
- Read a book. Find a book at home that was collecting dust. Order a book on line (paper version, electronic version, or audio version).
- Watch a documentary. With all the streaming services, there is no greater time to learn from the hours and hours of film which can teach us.
- Interview an expert. Call up a friend who has knowledge or experience that you lack. Ask them questions, listen, and learn from their responses.
- Listen to a new podcast. I have learned so much from listening to informative podcasts related to faith, money, marriage, leadership, and many other subjects.
Here’s the bottom line, don’t waste this time.
Until further notice, keep learning!
Prayer: Don’t let me be complacent. Open my mind. Teach me what is right.
Ponder & Discuss: What are you doing to learn these days? (Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.)
“A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.”Proverbs 1:5 (NASB)