Did you learn something interesting or useful today? What is it? Often, our moods can help us to be in a better state to learn. Greet the day open to endless possibilities, and you’ll be amazed at the things that present themselves to you.
At the end of the day, it’s easy to put aside everything that’s happened. Little details shift to the back of our minds and at times don’t resurface until sometime later, if at all. We go to work, to school, to the gym, and eat dinner. There doesn’t seem to be much time for anything else before the day is over.
Ask yourself what you learned that day and write it down.
Despite what you think, most days you do learn at least one new thing, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem.
Think back to your day’s experiences and with whom you’ve interacted. If you’ve met with your manager to discuss productivity or current projects, perhaps there was something that stood out about your conversation. Maybe you learned something new about your manager or the team you work with. Maybe you learned a new skill about how to move forward with your current task.
If you’ve attended a seminar or workshop, take a few minutes to go back through the material that came with the class, or the notes that you took. You’re bound to find a few gems that you can put to good use right away. Even if the day was less than ideal, one or more items will surely stand out as beneficial. Don’t focus on how cold the room was or whether food was served. What you took with you from that experience is what counts most.
Any new skills you can add to your repertoire can be beneficial for your future. A momentary insight into an aspect of human nature, from an otherwise mundane encounter, for example, can often be useful.