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10 Ways to Be a Student of Life

Key examples of people that were students of life are the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Winston Churchill.

Schools teach you to pass tests, exams and pursue certificates.

The certificates suggest how good you are in any discipline.

But becoming a “student of life” is not something any paper can fully specify; it’s irrespective of your level of “formal education.”

What does it mean to become a student of life?

It simply means to be focused on learning and growth rather than stagnation of the mind.

You recognize and accept the fact that we’re never done learning. You train yourself to constantly see and study a lot of how the world works.

It’s more of “Kaizen” like the Japanese would say – which means constant and never ending improvement.

You’re always learning at this University. And this is the “University of all universities” simply referred to as the universe.

You never stop learning of the universe which you’re a part of and which surrounds you.

You shouldn’t be waiting until you’re sick to start living a healthy lifestyle.
Dont wait until you’re broke to build a business.
You shouldn’t be waiting until you feel completely empty to nurture your soul.

How to become a student of life?

1) Be Open-minded:

Being willing to be taught and open to suggestion.

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates

2) Listen more

The best way to learn during conversations is to listen more than you talk.

3) Ask questions

Being genuinely curious and asking intelligent questions signifies strength not weakness.
You clear assumptions, move faster in life.

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” — Samuel Johnson

4) Studying

Studying is probably one of the most important tip you can develop to become a student of life.  Less  of Netflix, more of books.

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.” — Charlie Munger

5) Patience

When you’re interested in learning; you’re more focused on long-term benefits rather than short-term gains. It’s about being willing to go through “temporary” anxiety and hardship.

“The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning.” — M. Scott Peck

6) Rethink your assumptions

One of the clearest signs of learning is rethinking your assumptions and revising your opinions – Adam Grant.

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” — Peter Drucker

7) Have a purpose

Your purpose is your drive in any endeavor and is evident when you put your mission above your ego. Be inquisitive with a purpose.

8) Choose Discipline

The true cost of a better life is in dropping bad habits, learning new ones, remaining undeterred even after failure or rejection.

9) Be Consistent

Getting better is hardly out of luck but putting in the work and consistently showing up.

10) Get out of your comfort zone

Staying out of your comfort zone is key to happiness, confidence and daily growth.
Every day, every encounter is an opportunity to learn, learn about new things and people.

“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” — Albert Einstein

It’s a fun way to evolve physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

The goal is to make this year better than last year and you avoid repeating major mistakes no matter how old you are.

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How to find your purpose: 4 steps to finding your purpose in life

How did you find your purpose or are you still seeking it?

To some people, it’s easy to talk about purpose, vision, mission etc; while to some of us it’s been doing what works best and even striving to be a little better every day without too much thinking of what the future looks like.

Whatever it is for you presently – finding your purpose is something everyone will eventually find time to ponder. 

Unfortunately, to many people it happens more on their death bed.

“How much of my life did I commit to what’s truly important and meaningful to me?”

As you can guess, it takes a little effort; time and reflections to know what you’re actually good at and focusing on it.

But we know its not as easy as can be said;

1) Our interest changes over time – You can start out with a particular course, die hard loyal to an interest; life event happens – you could decide to pursue another interest.

2) Talents vs work – some of us are very talented in particular fields, some less talented – yet we might find ourselves in the same work or field despite our degree of talents.

To add salt to the injury; you might find someone worse than you heading you, or making more money than you.

With all these challenges, mentioned; it’s NOT an excuse to work on ourselves.

How to find your purpose in life?

1. Start with why

There is ONLY ONE way to escape a situation where you feel stuck and lead the life you’ve always wanted.

Starting with your why is the key to running your business or career from a heartfelt space from love, joy, passion, purpose, fulfilment, and true alignment.

Wakeup with intention and purpose to create the life you want, then go make it a reality ✨️

2. Help or serve others

When you find purpose in serving people, as a byproduct, you will live an incredibly fulfilled life.⁣

Why focus on serving others? 

As a guide, which is where I’m driving at – the more you commit to service and helping others; the easier this path is going to be for you.

“𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬” – 𝐆𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐡𝐢.

It does not mean being a “Yes-man” or engaging in stuff you hate just to please others.

Its finding that thing you can do that seems like play to you but perceived as WORK to others.

For me it’s through Entrepreneurship, helping others stay healthy through simple lifestyle choices, habits and helping others reach their full potential by being the best of their selves daily.

Here’s how a Coach and Mentor, Luka put it:

Money is a reflection of how many people you are serving and how well you do that⁣⁣.

Money is a reflection of the amount of lives you are IMPACTING.⁣

Adopting this view has not only helped me create more fulfillment & find more meaning in what I do..⁣⁣⁣⁣

3. Experiment 

You choose your own purpose based on what makes you happy (not necessarily comfortable).

Till you know what to decide, experiment.

Take in new hobbies, search what exists in the world, close your eyes, imagine doing it and see how it makes you feel.

To most of us; we might need to do a whole lot of shit, try different paths, execute several ideas, before finding that path which actually gives us life the most.

Here are some questions to ponder about right now;

1. What do I feel inspired by? Follow your joy. Its where ur purpose is.

2. What am I particularly talented at?

Ask yourself  what you’ll do if you won a million dollars – what you feel in your heart calls to you.

That way you find something you’re passionate about. Combining passion with what you’re interested in and also choose to do – makes a great choice!

3. What needs significant change in the world?

4. Build a Strong Mindset

Decide, believe, take action, and achieve anything you want, because you can.

Whether you feel you have a purpose or not, realize that no one is coming to save you!

Make a decision that you’re going to change your life completely and stick to it.

Why you should find your purpose

  1. Get clear on some form of direction you want to go in.
  2. Build trust in yourself and that you are worthy enough, so that you get more out of life.

Once you start finding yourself; its time to start living more intentional.

What is the quickest way to find your purpose in life?

Your purpose in life isn’t just gonna manifest out of thin air

You need to find your purpose and get clear about the next steps in your life.

  1. Set an Aim
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Find your purpose and live in it

Go after it every single day.