I want to be a continuous learner, to study a foreign language, learn a new craft, question, and always ask What if?
Leonardo was a continuous learner, "Just as iron rusts from disuse, and stagnant water putrefies, or when cold turns to ice, so our intellect wastes unless it is kept in use."
I don't want to let my brain rust or my thoughts putrefy.
One way to be a lifelong learner is to sharpen your question-asking skills. Leonardo believed in asking the simple questions that educated people might overlook.
He wrote, "I ask . . . Why is the sky blue?"
We should all follow in DaVinci's footsteps by keeping little notepads where we ask What? When? Why? How? and Where?
And one EZ way to keep learning is to acquire a new hobby. I'm making a list of hobbies and going to ask myself:
1) How much time can I devote to this?
2) What resources will it take?
3) What is my ultimate goal?
4) How will I benefit from this hobby?
5) What might get in the way?
6) Who do I know who can teach me, mentor me, help me?
QUESTION AND THOUGHT FOR YOU: What hobbies might you want to take up? (Please add them to the comments section)