Tuesday, April 7, 2009

7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learners

The best example of a lifelong learner is my grandmother. She passed away in 1998 at age 91, but she kept up with current events, slang, movies, fashion, you name it. She loved to read, and she loved to hear what her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were getting into. She started knitting after her stroke to strengthen her weak side instead of sitting back and withering away. She was amazing. She definitely followed Habit #3: view problems as challenges, and I like to think I follow her example.

One thing that struck me was the statement that we give our signatures away every day, so we should commit to ourselves with our signature on a learning contract. As someone who signed legal documents and credit card receipts on Sunday, the reminder that our signature is committing a piece of ourselves was something to think about.


  1. Nice post--glad you're taking part in the program!

  2. Lifelong learners are the people we remember best - they gather apron-loads of experiences and turn them into stories to be passed on. And now you're carrying on the tradition.

  3. the signature comment impressed me, too. How lightly we take it!