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High-performing people know that continued learning is essential--and employ unique approaches to get the maximum benefit from mastering a new concept or skill. Here are a few ways that successful people learn new things: Learn how you learn Maybe you are like Warren Buffett, who starts his morning by reading six newspapers. Perhaps you are a hands-on learner, or would rather listen to a podcast while working out. The important thing is to find out how you learn best, then start putting forth the effort. Consume challenging material Choose materials that introduce new concepts and challenge your old ideas. Make sure to have a pen and paper nearby--a study found that handwriting notes can give you a stronger grasp of the concepts than if you tapped away on a laptop. Go back to class Successful people enlist help from subject-matter experts to expand their knowledge. To maximize your own learning potential, sign up for a conference, take an online course, or finally pursue that advanced degree. Get uncomfortable If you want to strengthen your brain's connections, you need to challenge yourself with novel tasks. It may feel strange or even frustrating at times, but doing so can result in rich learning experiences. If you want to be more successful, embrace disciplines and topics that are outside the norm for you--and persevere even when mastery is a struggle....

If you follow this very simple technique, you will become a genius. Period. I'm not messing around. This is the real deal. I don't care how old you are. If you are five years old, this will work. If you are ninety years old, it will also work. Your current intelligence level also doesn't matter. If you are crazy, stupid it will work. If you are already very smart, it will work just as well. Have as many new experiences as is humanly possible. That's the one and only rule. That's it. You are done. Your brain is the most wonderful creation in the universe. Our human brain is something exceptional and bizarre. Our frontal cortex is so unbelievably large in comparison to any other animal that it makes me wonder why many religions talk about the creation of men in the image of God. Our bodies, on the other hand, are mediocre at best. They are amazing machines; don't get me wrong. But many other animals possess even more impressive body characteristics than we do. When you have new experiences, your brain is in overdrive. It creates new electrical connections and becomes even more complex and amazing than it already was. Just make sure you remember what learning is while you are doing it. Learning is experiencing new experiences. In short, learning = download + process. Examples of "download" are reading, hearing someone else speak, viewing a new scene, watching a movie, tasting a new taste, smelling a new smell, and reading this answer right now. Examples of "process" are thinking about what happened today, sleeping, discussing your life with other people, talking to yourself, pausing for a moment while reading this article, and hearing your inner voice discuss your opinions....

Life.   It's a journey of twists and turns, peaks and valleys, mountains to climb and oceans to explore. Good times and bad times. Happy times and sad times. But always, life is a movement forward. No matter where you are on the journey, in some way, you are continuing on--and that's what makes it so magnificent. What nobody ever tells you, though, when you are a wide-eyed child, are all the little things that come along with "growing up." The things pull you down from your dreaming cloud and force you to plant your feet on the ground. Most people are scared of imagination. Your dream doesn't really matter to anyone else. Friends are relative to where you are in your life. Your potential increases with age. Spontaneity is the sister of creativity. You forget the value of "touch" later on. Most people don't do what they love. Many stop reading after college. People talk more than they listen. Creativity takes practice. "Success" is a relative term. You can't change your parents. The only person you have to face in the morning is yourself. Nothing feels as good as something you do from the heart. Your potential is directly correlated to how well you know yourself. Everyone who doubts you will always come back around. You are a reflection of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Beliefs are relative to what you pursue. Anything can be a vice. Your purpose is to be YOU. What is the meaning of life? To be you, all of you, always, in everything you do--whatever that means to you. You are your own creator. You are your own evolving masterpiece. Growing up is the realization that you are both the sculpture and the sculptor, the painter and the portrait. Paint yourself however you wish....

The important of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off.  How we spend our evening gets a lot less attention, but it's just as important--the time that bridges one day into the next.   Train yourself to make that transition a great one with these eight evening habits borrowed from highly successful people. 1. Read to learn. 2. Spend time with people you care about. 3. Make time to do nothing. 4. Take stock. 5. Work out. 6. Reset to refresh. 7. Get organized. 8. Express gratitude....