Brain Tip of the Week: Judge

Most of us spend our whole lives being taught not to judge. And I do agree that you shouldn’t pre-judge: as the saying goes, don’t knock it till you try it. This applies equally to people and experiences as well as learning projects.

So it might surprise you that my Brain Tip of the Week is to judge. Judging is a crucial part of the learning process – as long as you do it intelligently.

In learning, you only fail if you fail to learn. Everything else is just feedback. So if you’ve been following my Kwik Learning programs or reading these Brain Tips of the Week, you know a ton of strategies you can use to learn and read more kwikly and otherwise improve your brain.

But YOU are the authority on you – not me. So you’re the only person who can evaluate how particular strategies work for you. Of course, learning anything should challenge you. But you want to find a balance. Even if the subject matter you’re learning is difficult, the strategies you use to learn the knowledge should come fairly easily.

Think of it like a buffet. You can pick and choose the strategies that work for you and discard the rest.

So this week, look back on all the Brain Tips you’ve followed so far. Step into a commonsense corner of your brain and analyze how they’ve worked for you. Judge them. Look at what makes sense for you – instead of what you’re taught is supposed to make sense.

Of course, it’s not enough to judge. Once you get the feedback, be flexible and change your approach as needed. But if you follow this advice, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a superhero at learning.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

Photo Credit: StockMonkeys.com via Compfight cc

Most of us spend our whole lives being taught not to judge. And I do agree that you shouldn’t pre-judge: as the saying goes, don’t knock it till you try it. This applies equally to people and experiences as well as learning projects.

So it might surprise you that my Brain Tip of the Week is to judge. Judging is a crucial part of the learning process – as long as you do it intelligently.

In learning, you only fail if you fail to learn. Everything else is just feedback. So if you’ve been following my Kwik Learning programs or reading these Brain Tips of the Week, you know a ton of strategies you can use to learn and read more kwikly and otherwise improve your brain.

But YOU are the authority on you – not me. So you’re the only person who can evaluate how particular strategies work for you. Of course, learning anything should challenge you. But you want to find a balance. Even if the subject matter you’re learning is difficult, the strategies you use to learn the knowledge should come fairly easily.

Think of it like a buffet. You can pick and choose the strategies that work for you and discard the rest.

So this week, look back on all the Brain Tips you’ve followed so far. Step into a commonsense corner of your brain and analyze how they’ve worked for you. Judge them. Look at what makes sense for you – instead of what you’re taught is supposed to make sense.

Of course, it’s not enough to judge. Once you get the feedback, be flexible and change your approach as needed. But if you follow this advice, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a superhero at learning.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

Photo Credit: StockMonkeys.com via Compfight cc

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