From birth we began acquiring knowledge: knowledge about our family, our bodies, our lifestyle and any other areas. Our brains are able to hold a great deal of information – far more than we would ever have time to study for. Just learning about how much knowledge our brains can hold is feat enough and would keep us busy with years of study and research.

There is no way we could possible learn everything there is to know about this earth and everything in it. So it is best to accept that fact early on and decide what things we truly want to know about, what things interest us and what things can help us make a difference in this life.

WHICH KNOWLEDGE?

One question to ask is what do we want to know? What do we want to study and become a subject matter expert? Which knowledge path should we take? It all boils down to what we enjoy doing. We should start with gaining knowledge about the things we enjoy doing. We can always improve, learn more and get better at the things we enjoy when we look for ways to gain more knowledge in that area.

WHY NOW?

The real question is “why not now?” If you snooze, you lose. Many things we learn are evolving and changing. We can learn something one day only to find out it has changed and there is a new way, a better product or another opportunity for change. Learning now and taking take to gain knowledge in a certain area not only keeps in the loop of current trends, but it helps us get experience as well. It also gives us more study time to become more knowledgeable about the subject.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

Gaining knowledge comes in many forms. Some easy. Some not so much. There are, of course, books and articles we can read. There are people who we can interview or read about who are already good at what we want to learn. There are training classes and hands on activities. We can teach, we can write, we can listen. And, there is trial and error. Any of these will work. We just have to get started.

My way of gaining knowledge is to research, write, create programs and teach. I have learned that sharing with others what I have learned helps me to remember and helps others as well. Just as I am writing this blog about knowledge, I have learned new things about our brains, knowledge and about how to acquire it.

My encouragement to you is to pick a few ways to gain some knowledge and go for it!

Here is a great site to visit:

https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/04/22/14-ways-to-acquire-knowledge-james-mangan-1936/