The best way to learn new things.

The best way to learn new things.

"No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it" - Peter Drucker.

When you learn something new, you may feel tempted to keep it to yourself. However, surprisingly- the most effective way to learn something is to share it!

Here's what happens when you teach what you learn:

  1. While learning with the intention to teach, you tend to pay more attention & learn more deeply ( as you know you need to teach it!).
  2. Teaching encourages you to find examples and link concepts to real life.
  3. You get asked questions, which may reveal gaps in your understanding.
  4. Teaching helps re-visit & retrieve what you've learned.
  5. Teaching holds you accountable to apply what you learned (e.g., If you teach self-development, you're more likely to stick to healthy habits!)
  6. You build genuine relationships based on common interests.
  7. You're spreading knowledge and helping others.

So, create a study group, start a blog, make videos on it - try teaching whatever you truly want to master. As said by Albert Einstein, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."