TIME = Money
TIME equals MONEY, is what life teaches us and mostly, it´s RIGHT. It´s a rule we shall think of, but – not by 100 %. Sometimes the relevant TIME we are able to INVEST is worth it! There are things when money can´t buy us….. what we´d love to have or reach.
LEARNING is something we can´t buy. We can´t buy a special experience in the shop next door, we can´t buy a necessary adventure at the gas-station and we can´t buy self explaining aha-moments.
When it comes to do some extra learning, the money we have to invest to get it – is WORH it, IF the result brings us forward. Learning helps us prevent paying TOO much in life, it keeps us away from extra payments which won´t affect our result, positively.
HOW do you LEARN in a smart way?
Figure out the exact NEED. You start with your research at the right place, under the right roof of matching titles & content. It can be from books and from movies who offer information about the topic. You can book a class and study, doing a complex course, either locally in your town (invest some weekends) or online (invest some months) if it helps you best solving your issue. Call an expert whom you can trust.
If you´re in a new country and you need a special advice about the city, you don´t want to waste time asking the tourist on the street, who stroll along with you – no, you go into a small shop, where locals work and you ask them, politely. They know the rules, other people, shops & restaurants you look for and streets you want to find. It´s the fastes way to get ahead!
IF you can´t find the exact expert to get quick help…. if you face such a situation, it´s the best place to start learning. Help yourself! Be responsible for your results! If you “drive” yourself, you will get to YOUR destintation, without any detour.
1 TIP: Only LEARN what´s relevant for you. You don´t have to learn the whole complex of a topic, just pick the basics to start from and then turn to the relevant details. That´s it! Make sure to be sure –
At work: if you have to learn something new, at least have 3 people from 3 different places to whom you can turn to. Turn to them if they are all involved in the process, at different places. This way they can tell you details about the “running” of the process, because THEY help make it RUN. That helps for your understanding! Such contacts give information about the complex structure in a simple way. That´s all you need to learn. Fact.
In case you plan to learn via EXPERIENCE, be a reporter, be the journalist! Book a trip to the place where things happen. Be there “live” and …… afterwards, gather what you´ve learned that day. Write your own report for yourself. Work with facts and data only. Talk about what you see, what you hear, what you feel.
If it´s an ADVENTURE
you want to learn from, get ready and go out to learn from it.
Yes, it might be risky in an emotional way, but that´s how it works in life. Adventures offer an open-ending! They only come with a clear start. The rest is up to you and your environment. Whatever is going to happen….. is your adventure.
Instead of paying extra money, you pay by investing emotionally to gain etxra experience. All you involve and link to this investment is: TIME. Let it work for you!
If you make the right EXPERIENCE right away, you will go home with a small invest of time. Be wise! What kind of experience do you NEED? What is it that you plan to experience, to learn from? If you have the answer, you´re close to your result.
A-HA moments: my favourites! It´s those seconds when another bulb lights up in your brain and you say out loud: “oh, this is how it works/goes!” Alternatively: “Oh, this is how it feels!”
THIS kind of learning never goes it away. It stays forever. It´s like a bright star you easily spot in your own dark sky….. those moments make you SMART and wise.
The a-ha moments are linked to your new experience and to the most adventurous moments. Experience can be done on a factual way while adventures involve the emotional learning due to the open-ending. They stay as an imprint.
In the end it´s up to you to say STOP and think it over: How much Time is Worth it? ……
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect