Learning How to Learn

Peter Bregman discusses the personal leadership challenge of repeating the things we do right and not repeating the things we do wrong.

His simple prescription is to take five minutes at the end of each day and ask of yourself these questions:

  • How did the day go? What success did I experience? What challenges did I endure?
  • What did I learn today? About myself? About others? What do I plan to do — differently or the same — tomorrow?
  • Who did I interact with? Anyone I need to update? Thank? Ask a question? Share feedback?

Sometimes the most elegant solutions can be the simplest, too.

I’m going to print out these questions and use this hack.  At the end of a week, I’ll report back my results.  What are you doing to improve your situation?

The Best Way to Use the Last Five Minutes of Your Day via Harvard Business Review.