I’m not asking you when was the last time you read something new. You obviously read blogs or you wouldn’t be reading this.
Blog reading isn’t necessarily learning.
Learning to me implies some retention for reuse at a later moment.
How many blog posts do you retain and then refer back to in a new situation and use them to your advantage? If you’re a regular Engine for Change reader, I’m hoping you’re saying, “Oh, I do that all the time with your posts, April.” [I’ll stop the self-congratulatory thinking and move on.]
I’m not asking when was the last time you participated in a training session or attended a briefing of new information.
I want you to think about when was the last time you actively sought out information to learn it some you could use it again, maybe immediately or maybe only soon.
If you can’t recall the last time, perhaps now’s the time to figure out what one thing you want to learn that you think would help you be more successful at driving change in your work, your life, your volunteer time and then seek the information out. Seek out the learning. The only person stopping you is you.
Why not try?