“The function of education is to help you from childhood, not to imitate anybody, but to be yourself all the time.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti
When you know more about who you are, by learning from the inside out, you can trust yourself. When you trust yourself more, you’ll rely on others less, building even more faith in yourself as you express who you are. Reflect a bit on who you are in terms of learning, and write about your relationship with learning.
Consider the following prompts about YOU & LEARNING
What is your understanding of learning?
What is your personal definition and understanding of intuition?
When, where, how, and why do you learn?
What are the differences (and similarities) between self-study and other forms of learning?
What are “soft skills” as opposed to “hard skills?”
Describe when you have experienced a state of “flow” ; that is, you have been fully immersed in an experience, so much in the present moment that time seemed to stop or you were unaware of your own being while entirely immersed in the experience?
What motivates you to learn more about things that interest you?
What things/experiences seem to call out to you or grab your attention from the external environment and make you want to look more deeply into them, spend more time exploring, or try to understand?
Make a list of what you believe are the most important things you have learned in your life to date (these may or may not include socially approved or conventional kinds of learning). Keep the list SHORT- limit it to 10 things.
What are you passionate about? Why?
If you don’t feel as though you have a love or passion for something specific, why do you think that is the case?
 For more information and explanation of the state of “flow,” see: Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: Harper Collins.