In the competitive world, we are in, learning has a lot of benefits; be that in a workplace, school or even in life.
Every one of us would have at some point in life, heard about learning through experiences in life.
Those are long term lessons; however, I would like to focus on the short term learning—the new concepts we are introduced to in school, college or at a workplace.
Why is being a super learner critical? Learning means improving your knowledge about something and getting updated; this really helps you to stay ahead of others. Particularly for students, learning comprises of new ideas, thoughts, concepts and a full arena of the unknown and unfamiliar.
However, mugging up everything from your books or being a “book-worm” does not make you a super learner.
This practice results in you having a short term memory for a small period, and you cannot even be said a learner if you are doing this.
You learn not only to reproduce it in an examination paper but to apply that in future when necessary.
They Take Notes
It is useful if you can learn and understand concepts while listening to them. Taking notes make this process of looking much more beneficial as you have to write something sensible and also in an organised manner rather than the stream of floating ideas that get passed on to you through listening.
Moreover, the notes are also helpful for future references. For an examination or even while you are at a job. The most significant benefits of note-taking are it improves your concentration and organisational skills, increases your creativity, promotes active learning and boosts comprehension, making you a super learner.
They are curious & love to explore
The best thing about super learners is their curiosity to learn about new things. They are always enthusiastic about knowledge and keep on asking questions to broaden their intellectual growth. You can also find such people searching and exploring to find new information and ideas related to any relevant topic, on which they are interested in. They gain a lot of knowledge, keeps themselves updated and stays ahead of their companions through this exploration and eagerness.
They teach others what they know.
They help others in learning and teach them what they know, being a super learner and super friend for their companions. This is not only beneficial for others but helps them to be thorough and perfect in their knowledge and understanding of concepts. While explaining something, it is easy to recognise the gaps in our knowledge and to get a better organisational ability. Sharing knowledge through teaching also improves communication skills, self-confidence and leadership ability.They are very methodical.
You have to be systematic and organised to be a super learner. Learning random topics or concepts without being able to recognise the connection between them or not learning in order can result in utter confusion and chaos. While following daily routines too, it is essential to be methodical. You can schedule a time table or set a proper time for different tasks, making them accessible and useful. This helps in time management and increases your focus as well as concentration.
They are open to new opportunities.
In addition to their curiosity in learning and exploration, super learners take up challenging and new opportunities. They consider these as learning through experience and make them confident also. It does not matter if you win or lose while trying and exploring new opportunities; it will always come with some lesson and experience for your future.
They learn, take the certification, get new degree outside of their fields.
A single google search can teach you the concept you are trying to learn very quickly, you need to have the right mindset of kind of search and willingness to grow and learn to master this skill.They try to remain healthy.
Super learners always take care of their health.
Being healthy is essential for physical and mental growth. They follow a fit and proper diet, including the right amount of water to keep a balance in their mind and body.
As learning is mostly about intellect and mental development, super learners make sure that they get adequate sleep and rest along with their learning time.
Doing exercises and practising yoga will also help to increase focus, concentration and mind development.
They take breaks and Rest well.
It is essential to take breaks so that you will not get stressed. Continuously sitting in front of a book or learning does not help you to stay focussed.
However, if you relax a bit for some time, take a coffee break or do something to entertain yourself, you will experience a relief from stress, and it helps a lot for your brain too.
It is always preferred to use potential time in learning rather than wasting long hours without any use. Efficient learning requires relaxation and intervals in between to keep you focussed and intact.