The Power of Learning

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”- Benjamin Franklin

Being only two short semesters away from graduating, I’ve learned over my past few years in college, how best I come to acquire knowledge; and not only acquire it, but keep it. I find that if I’m in a class where the professor engages his/her students in active discussion as well as have notes written on the board or on PowerPoint, that I will hold the information a lot longer than I would if a professor just stands up and lectures.

I believe that is the case for many people, granted there may be some people who can simply look at something or hear something and remember it for the rest of their lives. I find, however, that you will remember experiences associated with learning something which in turn will help you to remember what you were learning in the first place.

The first time I attended a Leading Ladies Power Hour, I didn’t quite recall what the topic of discussion was about, (it was my first event as an intern and I was nervous). I did, however, recall the sense of togetherness and openness that I felt in that room when everyone was introducing themselves. It was incredibly eye opening to see these women so comfortable with each other, to the point where one even started crying.

Every workshop or event that I’ve been to since then I remember what I learned from recalling the feelings that I experienced. The interaction that I had with the speakers and with the other people that attended the event also helped me to remember what was being said, and I recall everything just being an overall great experience.
Attending these motivational workshops and events weren’t just there for me to jot a few notes down on a piece of paper. They were there to help me better myself, learn more about myself, and help me grow to be the best person I could be. One can’t simply find who they are by sitting down and waiting for change to happen. One has to work to make change happen; one has to learn in order to grow. You do that by listening to yourself and others around you, and it is only then that you fully open yourself to new experiences will you really begin to excel.

Create your own great learning experience while bettering yourself by attending SOS’s newest Leadership Training workshop, Answering the Call to Leadership. Register here for this insightful workshop, and get the chance to meet other Austin local’s answering the call to leadership in their lives. Lunch, parking, coffee, snacks, and a free copy of Retreat to Success will be provided as well as an amazing location in the beautiful Frost Tower. You will also get a free copy of the lesson so you can continue to work on your leadership style, even after the workshop has ended. We hope to see you there!

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