In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Lazy Learners.”
I would like to introduce this post by giving myself a solid tap on the back. I’m 26 years old, I work 2 jobs and I go to University part-time. In the past couple of months alone, I’ve accomplished a lot of things on my to-do list:
- Starting a blog (oh, hello!)
- Starting to paint and attempting to sell my art
- Being more physically active
So, to say I consider myself a “lazy learner” wouldn’t be fair, I’ve done a lot of reading, research and experimenting to get me where I am today.
To be brutally honest though, there are a whole list of things that I haven’t gotten around to learning, and I’m a bit ashamed of them:
- Learning how to drive
- Learning how to swim
- Learning a new language
- Taking a sewing lesson
- Taking a class in graphic design
In all cases I did some legwork to get myself going, such as watch YouTube videos, read my driver’s manual, use the Duolingo application on a daily basis, but I truly haven’t crossed any of these things off my list. Is it in part laziness? Probably. But, I think it’s more likely that in the grand scheme of things, none of these were my top priorities.
Unfortunately, I did waste a lot of time. The majority of my early twenties was spent being the laziest human on earth. A story for another day…
But in the past 2 to 3 years, I’ve grown as an individual, I’ve truly accomplished so much in such little time, and for that I am very proud of myself.
No one can do it all, it’s impossible. But progress is key.
Remember that not everyone learns the same way. If your first method didn’t work – don’t give up, try a different way.