I have turned a page in my life. I've made the decision to focus on studying even more than ever. This means less time for friends, family, recreation and hobbies. The reason for this is the sheer scale of information that I want to learn. The motive is a passion for the subjects that I'm studying.
I've broken my study into four groups. Stewardship, Guruship, Study A and Study B.
Stewardship - From a Biblical basis, the concept of a steward of the Lord.
• Memorizing Bible verses
• Studying concepts in the Bible
• Preparing Bible stories and lessons
Guruship - A combination of a guru in a technical sense, and a guru from ancient martial practices. One who holds knowledge, a student on his way to mastering a concept studies under a guru. Guruship carries the concept of a journey or a path to becoming a guru.
• Mind Control (may change to psychology at some point)
• Writing skills (music, lyrics, poetry, speech)
Study A - Foundational study. Subjects that are considered essential in certain fields.
Current study includes
• Computer Hardware Fundamentals for CompTIA A+ certification
Study B - Extracurricular achievement. Subjects that will help build a solid future.
Current study includes
• Design (currently focused on AutoCAD)
One thing I have learned about studying in the past few months is the need to be focused on a single subject at a time. So, to reach a goal as diverse as mine requires some out of the box thinking. By breaking the subjects into categories, it is easier to focus on one category at a time. One day I might focus on study A, and even though there are two separate subjects in study A, they work together very well and it is easy to jump from one to the other. If I was to study CISCO and computer hardware in the same day, (unfortunately this is the schedule at school) I would be focusing on two different subjects with similar content at the same time. This has proven very challenging.
The same would go with studying Web and Design. Web incorporates design, so the ideas would overlap and become confusing. Fortunately, it is easy to study both stewardship and guruship along with one of the study categories. These are dissimilar concepts and work well together.
How do you study? What ideas have you come across or developed for making studying easier? Please share in the comments!