Trying out is key #5 to happier living

tryingout_full_200The day you stopped learning to become better, you stopped being good. Trying out, experimenting, innovating stimulates your brain. We learn from failures and feel awarded and valuable once we succeed or prove to be competent. Learning keeps you engaged, curious. It builds self-confidence and resilience. There are many ways to learn new things – not just through formal qualifications. We can share a skill with friends, join a club, learn to sing, play a new sport and so much more.

Great books have been written about the joy new learnt skills gave. Think of 4 Hours Work Week by Timothy Ferriss, or Taming Tigers by Jim Lawless. Here I share a couple of inspiring TED talks on learning by Josh Kaufman, Diana Laufenberg, Tim Ferriss and Matt Cutts.

More keys to happier living
In the coming weeks I’ll share more keys for happier living, as part of the Action for Happiness.