Making Mistakes: Why is it Crucial for Learning?

Yes its true, I’m the girl who is always making mistakes. Do I admit to them? Sometimes! Mind/Shift shares an episode from TED Radio Hour, which speaks about making mistakes and why they’re crucial for learning. These discussions are worth a listen, even covering why it’s important to understand the power of vulnerability and shame. Embarrassment and conflict keeps us from admitting to a mistake, it’s important to look past emotions and fears that come with mistakes.

mistakesIt’s okay, boo-boos happen everyday.  Whether it’s academically or professionally, forgetting to walk the dog or not responding to an important email, mistakes can be a course to better yourself. Brian Goldman, one of the many guest speakers and a Canadian doctor, shares his story about mistakes he’s made as a doctor. I’m not telling you this to stop seeing you’re physician, but to help you understand that the discoveries today are from past mistakes. Next time you make a mistake, Mind/Shift advices not dwelling on them, but to face them head on. Instead, grab a notebook, bullet what you’ve learned and write a story. If you’re not making mistakes daily, you are not a human being. With every slip-up remember you’re experiencing life and learning.

Story Telling Can Help You Get The Job

When it comes to a job interview, everyone has an opinion as to what will guarantee the job. We are always told to answer the questions by getting straight to the point. That isn’t always the case, the next time you’re at a job interview try telling a story. Lifehacker has some impressive tips to “improve your job interviews with better story telling.” Employers have heard the typical response to basic interview questions. Don’t be the twentieth person interviewed to walk in and recite a Google response. Be the ugly duckling, no one will even remember those other ducks.

The Future of Libraries

Imagine a world with no library. You’re probably asking, how could this possibly happen? The next time you download a text onto your kindle ask yourself, “What’s the future of libraries?”  It seems less and less individuals check out books from the library, so why do publishers keep spending money in printing books to accumulate dust when almost every book can be found online. Although its old fashion, I find pure joy in kicking back with a paper book rather then staring at a screen.

Source: The Next Web

You Don’t Have To Read From Left To Right

Are you sitting in front of a desk with a stack of books? Did you wait last minute and now your asking yourself, how could I possibly read through six chapters in one night? Have no fear, I’m here to help. Take a deep breath and grab a snack because there’s a faster way to read. It’s simple, as Lifehacker suggests, “Read faster by looking at the words in the middle of sentences.”