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10 Ways To Be A Student Of Life

Becoming a “student of life” is irrespective of your level of “formal education.”
Key examples of people that were students of life are the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Winston Churchill.
It simply means to be focused on learning and growth rather than stagnation of the mind.

    1. Be Open-minded:

    Being willing to be taught and open to suggestion.

    “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates

    2. Listen more

    The best way to learn during conversations is to listen more than you talk.

    3. Ask questions - Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” — Samuel Johnson

    Being genuinely curious and asking intelligent questions signifies strength not weakness.
    You clear assumptions, move faster in life.

    4. Studying

    Studying is probably one of the most important tip you can develop to become a student of life. Less of Netflix, more of books.

    5. Patience

    When you’re interested in learning; you’re more focused on long-term benefits rather than short-term gains. It’s about being willing to go through “temporary” anxiety and hardship.

    “The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning.” — M. Scott Peck

    6. Rethink your assumptions

    One of the clearest signs of learning is rethinking your assumptions and revising your opinions – Adam Grant.

    “Knowledge has to be improved, challenged and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” — Peter Drucker

    7. Have a purpose

    Your purpose is your drive in any endeavor and is evident when you put your mission above your ego. Be inquisitive with a purpose.

    8. Choose Discipline

    The true cost of a better life is in dropping bad habits, learning new ones, remaining undeterred even after failure or rejection.

    9. Be Consistent

    Getting better is hardly out of luck but putting in the work and consistently showing up.

    10. Get out of your comfort zone

    Staying out of your comfort zone is key to happiness, confidence and daily growth.
    Every day, every encounter is an opportunity to learn, learn about new things and people.

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