“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford
When is the last time you learned something truly new? Do you remember what it felt like to start from zero?
Learning new things, whether Salsa Dancing or Computer Programming, has been shown (Life Hacker: Science of Practice) to:
- Change brain structure and chemistry for the better. Turns out your brain is like a muscle that needs to exercised.
- Make you a more interesting person. Who doesn’t like to meet somebody that is constantly trying new things.
- It is fun! Learning news things is associated with happiness and a sense of accomplishment.
So what are you going to learn? Just remember to have a growth mindset and challenge yourself to push forward!