April 16, 2020
Learn something new, try something different!
“Never stop learning; for when we stop learning, we stop growing.” - Loyal Lewman
The only constant in life is change. How do we succeed when disruptive change happens?
We disrupt ourselves by trying something different and learning something new. The ability to learn and translate that learning into action not only helps us adapt and lead change, but it also builds our resiliency and well-being both personally and organizationally.
Honing our ability to learn makes us stronger. People who have a love of learning are more cognitively engaged and experience more positive feelings in the process of acquiring new skills, and also tend to manage change better. Furthermore, they are motivated to persist in the face of setbacks and challenges and experience less anxiety, depression and cognitive decline as they age.
We all need to be lifelong learners to keep abreast of change. Now, more than ever, there are a wide variety of online learning opportunities to take advantage of. Here are a few things to consider as we navigate the new normal:
LEARNING HOW TO LEARN (MCMASTER UNIVERSITY)
THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS (BERKELEY UNIVERSITY)
THINK AGAIN IV: HOW TO AVOID FALLACIES (DUKE UNIVERSITY)
If you have seven minutes today, watch this video featuring Whitney Johnson, CEO of WLJ Advisors and author of the book Disrupt Yourself.
The Well-being Task Force
Faculty of Medicine