Can you commit to ‘The 5-Hour Rule’ to guide your lifelong learning?

Dedicating five hours a week to learning creates space for innovation

What is the secret to success used by successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Oprah Winfrey? It’s a system of constant learning called the ‘5-Hour Rule’. Its proponents commit to five hours per week to learning new things. The reason? Lifelong learning boosts creativity and prevents status quo thinking from becoming a routine that stifles innovation and enjoyment.

Benjamin Franklin is said to have followed a similar pattern – he woke up early to read and write, set personal growth goals and tracked the results, and also created a community of like-minded artisans and trades people who hoped to improve themselves while they also improved their communities.

Champion martial artist Josh Waitzkin also applies the 5-hour rule to his practice. He says ‘”I have built a life around having empty space for the development of my ideas for the creative process. And for the cultivation of a physiological state which is receptive enough to tune in very, very deeply to people I work with … In the creative process, it’s so easy to drive for efficiency and take for granted the really subtle internal work that it takes to play on that razor’s edge.”

CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has said that lifelong learning is something that defines him as a leader. “I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things.”

How can you benefit from making the same commitment to lifelong learning? Connect2Classes makes it easy with an extensive catalog of learning experiences and life skills training that can benefit your life including cooking and baking, DIY and home improvement, visual and performing arts, and more.

For example, Personal Organizing and Clutter Clearing is the perfect class series for those feeling overwhelmed by excess things and paperwork at home or work. Students learn to create spaces that are supportive and easy to navigate and learn how to stop losing important things!

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Parenting the Love and Logic Way is a course that gives students proven techniques, exercises, and tips that help kids become more responsible while the whole family has more fun.

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Bullet Journaling is an excellent way to learn Ben Franklin style documentation and reflection. It helps students become more organized and more creative by learning to create lists and brainstorm ideas on paper.

Learn more about using bullet journalling to get organized.

Learn to Speak Dog is being taught by a veteran canine advisor and teaches students how to read their dogs’ non-verbal language while accurately interpreting their thoughts and feelings.

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Or simply click to explore all of the life skills courses offered on Connect2Classes.

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