Developing a Lifelong Habit of Learning

5 Steps To Developing a Lifelong Habit of Learning

When you look at the most successful people in the world, one common characteristic is a passion for learning. Almost all of the are committed to constantly deepening their knowledge and understanding of the world.


  1. Warren Buffett spends five to six hours per day reading five newspapers and 500 pages of corporate reports (early in his investing career he would read 1,000 pages).
  2. Bill Gates reads 50 books per year. In a 2016 New York Times interview, he said, “Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding.”
  3. Mark Zuckerberg reads at least one book every two weeks. His 2015 emphasis was learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies.
  4. Elon Musk grew up reading two books a day, according to his brother, and taught himself engineering and rocket design.

The simple truth is that the most successful people are dedicated to constantly learning. They recognize that they always need to be growing, always need to be deepening their knowledge, always need to have a more thorough understanding of themselves and the world.

We would be wise to follow in their footsteps. And while you may not be able to read six hours per day, there are certainly small steps you can take to develop a lifelong habit of learning.

Here are five to get you started …

2017-08-29T21:26:58+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Study and Learning|