Learning Is About Integration

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Some people like to read loads of books and blogs for the sheer pleasure of collecting knowledge.


But those of us who want to maximize the utility of the knowledge we come across in books and blogs have to understand how to integrate this aforesaid knowledge. That is, we have to know how to apply this information and make it part of our daily lives.

For example, there’s only but so much you can gain from reading about strength training You can learn what movement patterns exist, different kinds of stretching, and programs but you have to actually get in the gym to make any physical progress.

The same goes for everything else. You have to actively apply and integrate the information you absorb. You have to make them useful or the information will evaporate.

When I was in undergrad, I learned the basics of 3 programming languages, C, C++, and Python. Due to the fact that I learned these languages without a framework, I didn’t make practical use of them. My guess is if I had to build a project using these languages they would have stuck.

At the end of the day, reading, earning degrees or listening to podcasts will bring you but so far. It’s about how you can extract the pertinent information for meaningful application and integration within your everyday life.

About Anthony Boyd

I go by the alias Anthony Boyd & this blog is my series of theses on philosophy, spirituality, physical expression of strength & human behavior through self-reflective spoken & written word. I’ve been a Union Delegate for 6 years. During this time I have developed countless leadership skills that I’ll be sharing with you all on this blog. Leadership is something I’ve develop through hours of research, strength training & personal application of growth strategies. I started this blog with the intention of disseminating the leadership & developments skills I’ve attained over the past 6 years as a leader because there is a huge need for male leadership. It has developed into a conduit for sharing these ideas in hopes that others can gain insight from them as well. Two things have always been constant in my three decades of life on Earth, my ability to express myself through the word & my unquenchable curiosity of everything around me. Combine that with my obsession with strength training, personal development & we have this blog. It is my hope that I can provide endless value, insight and perspective gained through experience as a leader to the readership I have developed here.

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