Acquiring new knowledge is essential for success. Imagine, for example, the benefits to be derived from reading a book a week. This represents more than 50 pounds per year, or nearly 500 books in 10 years. In addition to reading, there is a whole variety of ways that can allow everyone to learn according to their own situation.

The fact remains that the human brain has an immense capacity to store information; knowing when and how to do it will make the process far more effective. First determine during which hours of the day you are the most alert. Then determine if you are visual, auditory or kinesthetic, and choose the appropriate learning tools.

What Learning Type Are You?

Visual

You need to see to understand. You work best with mental images, or by analogies, comparisons or metaphors.

Kinesthetic

In addition to needing to see, you need to touch, and do. Your understanding necessarily involves action, or else the image is still hazy. You are fond of demonstrations and experiments in which all five senses are involved.

Auditory

Reciting things aloud, that’s your cup of tea. You assimilate and interpret words in their most direct and frank sense.

Creativity and Success

Human beings are creative by birth, but the rational world in which we live makes us grow old in the wrong way. Leave room for creativity, stimulate it, let there be no barriers. Does this mean that ideas will automatically emerge out of nowhere? Of course not, but some will rise to turn new ideas that may prove decisive.

The Hopkins method for Effective Learning!

a)    The impact

It is easier to learn when we are interested and when we know the benefits. Visualize using an array of benefits and advantages about your subject well before making a study. You will find the data easier to relate to.

b)   Repetition

To repeat effectively is to read, write and articulate material aloud. This is the key to learning, because the more you repeat, the more it becomes second nature.

c)    Organization

Use time efficiently with the help of a fixed schedule. The goal is to find the hours during which you are at your maximum potential to learn.

d)   Internalization

You must be one with the concepts learned. Set aside time and energy necessary for this to become as instinctive as riding a bike.

e)    Updating

We need to keep training continuously. Ideally, it is recommended to update your knowledge once a year.

There is no readymade recipe for success. You need to invest time and money to maintain your “success mechanism” running. Leave room for creativity in your life, and stimulate it!