Welcome to the first post of the Get It Together series. If you have read my previous posts on personal growth, you have seen that I have divided my life into 10 sections.

  • Health (Includes exercise and nutrition)
  • Financials
  • Career/work
  • Education/learning
  • Personal growth
  • Relationships (Not only romantic relationships but with everybody in your life)
  • Family (If you have your own)
  • Adventure
  • Home
  • Everyday routine

I have made it my mission to work hard on all of them and create my ideal life instead of just dreaming about it. The Get It Together series will focus on one part of life every month until each section has been mastered. The first life aspect I will focus on is Education & Learning.

To start off the month, I have created a mapping worksheet to assess your current situation and what your ideal situation would be. Every individual’s education and learning goals are different.  No matter what they are, you should never stop learning. Whether it’s learning that skill you have always wanted to have or learn a new trick that will help you with your everyday life, you should make it a point to constantly learn and improve the skills you already have.

The worksheet is divided into 3 sections: Your current situation, your ideal situation, and closing the gap. The most important part is to close the gap between the two. Here’s how:

 

1. Place them in order of priority.

What do you want to learn first? What do you think will improve your life the most? Go from there.

 

2. Write why you want to learn these things.

Sometimes it is easy to get caught up and excited about too many things at the same time. When we plan too much at the same time we end up doing nothing or doing things halfway. That is why it is important to focus on the things that you really want to do and that will bring real value to your life.

 

3. Research where to learn. Look for proper resources.

Once you know what skills you want to acquire you need to look at how you will do that. What school offers that class or what app/website can help you learn that skill.

 

4. Set yourself a timeline.

When you put a timeline of when you want to start something you are definitely more inclined to actually do it. Plan the next 6 months or year out.

 

5. Create a trick book.

We all know that feeling of forgetting what we learned days after an exam or reading a book. Although some people have very good memories, it is normal to not remember every useful fact of the subject we are learning. What makes the learning experience worthwhile is writing down any information that can/will be useful to you in the future. After that, you can transfer it to a pretty notebook and refer to it anytime you need to!

 

I am ALL about quotes. 

 

“Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person.” – Warren Bennis

“For me, I like to push myself…I hate feeling complacent or that I’m not learning.” – Derek Hough

“I’m really passionate about things I enjoy, and I like to be out there doing things, and learning and challenging myself. So it’s just more fun that way, just to get out and try and do and learn and meet people and try to do something new.” – Steve Nash

 

What is one skill that you have wanted to learn or improve lately?! Comment down below 🙂

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