Learning something new can be difficult. We have so many other things going on in our lives that remembering what we just learn can be a challenge. But it’s not impossible. Here are four things you can do help remember what you learn.
|1 – Learn in the way that is best for you – If you remember best by seeing, take good notes, draw, or diagram what you’re learning. Also be sure to sit in the front of a classroom so you can see well.
If you remember best by hearing, record the lecture, or take good notes and read them out loud later.
|2 – Talk about it – Whether it’s presenting what you learned to your team, teaching someone else how to do it, or just telling it to a friend, we remember best when we have to explain it to others.|
|3 – Do it! Practice – Learning is no good without practice. It’s the repetition of doing that ingrains what we learned in our mind and in our muscles. Before you start learning, make a plan on how you will practice, when, and where.|
|4 – Get feedback – Learning and practice are great but how do you know you’re doing it right? Only through getting feedback from someone else can you perfect your learning. They can tell you what you’re doing wrong and/or how to do it better. So be sure to find someone who knows it better than you and ask for their thoughts.|