The Learning Cycle

Key Takeaways

  • The learning cycle is a natural way to help you achieve your goals.
  • There are five steps in the learning cycle: think about a goal, write it down, talk about it, plan it, and finally, do it.
  • Following the steps of the learning cycle makes it much more likely that you will achieve the goal or goals that you set for yourself this year.

Start Off the New Year with Simplicity

Key Takeaways

  • When life becomes very complex, it’s hard to simplify anything, which can cause frustration and a feeling of getting nowhere.
  • Instead of a New Year’s resolution, focus on your biggest frustration and figure out how to bring it from a complex state, to its most simple form.
  • Use a company or service, or turn to family and friends, to help you simplify a complex frustration you have.

The Joys of Failing Forward

Key Takeaways

  • There is often an attitude with adults when it comes to trying something new, where you try it once, you fail, and you don’t attempt it again.
  • When we are young, we tend to fail forward often as we learn the ropes in life, but as we enter adulthood and become established in our careers, we forget what it’s like and become afraid of failure.
  • The idea of failing forward is lifelong learning at its best; it helps you learn new skills, and keeps your mind active and engaged in to your later years.

Unplug to Unwind

Key Takeaways

  • Vacations are an important part of ensuring you have the time to reset and recharge your batteries to get back to work refreshed and ready for what’s next.
  • Today’s constant connectivity with smart devices means many people don’t truly disconnect during their vacations and end up never fully recharging.
  • Try an old-style vacation with no TV or smart devices to really disconnect during your vacation.