We live in age where knowledge about nearly everything is at our fingertips. We are plugged in and constantly connected, and “I don’t know how” is no longer a valid excuse for anything. If you can type it into Google, you can learn it.
I recently made myself a degree from the University of Google to display on my wall. I think I have learned more from Google than I did at college. I don’t have a problem with that.
I have noticed, however, the phenomenon of learning without follow-through.
Pinterest is the most obvious offender. On Pinterest, you can soak up a ton of information in the form of pictures and links and recipes and how-to guides, stick them on a board (perhaps entitled “Craft ideas” or “DIY” or “Recipes” or “Must do this!”), and then never, ever look at them again. I am guilty of this.
For instance, the following pins are ones that I pin with the intent to read later and execute but then forget about:
But look! These are things I have actually utilized:
- Natural cleaning supplies
- Shoe organizer for kitchen (even though I had mine set up before I found it on Pinterest… it still counts!)
- No ‘poo with baking soda and ACV
- Oil cleansing method
- Natural deodorant (though I did not use this recipe, I at least followed through on the idea)
- Re-grow green onions
Some other pins are things I can’t follow through on until I have a house or kids, so those are okay to wait on.
I’m making a new goal to learn something new, or follow through on some project, each month. In this age of information, there is no excuse not to learn something new!
What have you learned lately?