One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given is “never stop learning”. It’s something one my favourite uni lecturers said to me when at long last I came to the end of almost 20 years of study and it’s something that’s stuck with me ever since. While it’s not an earth shattering, spine tingling, motivational mantra worthy of a Facebook and Instagram upload, it’s real, relevant and unbelievably right on dot com.
The first two decades of your life is pretty much devoted to continual learning. You bounce from kindergarten, to school, to university or tertiary provider, all in a bid to set yourself up for the workforce, but when you get there, what’s next? Once you land a job it can be easy to unintentionally slip into a state of complacency, but for the love of Active Living DO NOT let yourself stay there.
The good news is, we’re lucky enough to live in a world where the opportunities for learning are as infinite as they are accessible. Books, journal articles, blog posts and webinars are all literally at the avail of our fingertips, as is my new go-to… podcasts. Whether driving, exercising, cleaning, cooking or working, a podcast is the perfect companion that will leave you with even more knowledge than an encyclopedia and give you more clarity and perspective than you’ll know what to do with.
Achievement VS. Fulfillment – Tony Robbins
The New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and overall rad human needs no introduction, and is known for creating change and success in minutes, and this particular episode is no exception. Breaking down the significant difference between the science of achievement and the art of fulfillment, he expertly explains why success without fulfillment is ultimate failure. Warning, you won’t be able to listen to it just once.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
There are few people in this world who can say they’ve been interviewed by Oprah, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama and have written a New York Times best Seller that sold over two million copies worldwide… but Gretchen Rubin is not like most. Her real talk tips and tricks on cultivating happiness through daily actions and habits are a breath of fresh air and you can’t end an episode without feeling a little happier.
Stuff You Should Know
From insomnia and artificial sweeteners to personality types and motion sickness, no topic is off limits in this podcast that humorously and intellectually delves into a plethora of random topics that will leave your brain even fuller than your belly on Christmas Day. Shout out to episode 612 “Do objects or experiences make us happier” for the perspective.