7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learning
I kinda like the idea of a learning contract as mentioned in this section of "23 Things". I consider myself a lifelong learner already, but it's rather haphazard at best. Having some structure and putting some well thought out goals in place is never a bad idea. That's definitely the habit I have the most trouble with. As far as I'm concerned the future is a nebulous "out there" place that you have to deal with as it comes. That said, I do accept responsibility for myself and my learning (habit 2). If there is something I want to or need to do I take steps to see it accomplished. I'm not a long term goal setter though.
The habit I have a definite handle on is 7 1/2. No problem with play here. Well, if you count too much play, yes, that's a problem. I figure that a person needs balance in his or her life and having fun is a necessity as long as the work gets done. Eventually!
Habit 3 is somewhat of a problem for me. I tend to see hitches as these huge colossal things that completely block the path on wherever I'm headed. That is until I get it out of my system, get some perspective and find my way around or under or through the obstacle.
Habit 4 is one I've been working on a lot lately. My husband and I got a puppy last Fall who turned out to be very fearful and antisocial. I'm having to constantly put on a coat of confidence when I walk him or work with him so he can get over his fears. It is not easy and a continuing struggle.
Habits 5-7 I have a pretty good handle on. I used to work in a museum where I taught the public every day on guided tours and programs. I had to put together a learning toolbox just for my job. I am developing another one, or adding on to the previous one, for grad school. And tech is definitely in the mix. Just not the social web tech!