Sub Cat. Personal: Learning is an interesting word
When you learn something, the quality (how good or bad something is) of your life is improved because you have become a more effective (successful) individual (person). Why then, when an individual passes a course of instruction (teaching) with high marks (grades; scores), possibly at the top of their class, do they remain an ineffective person? Do you think it is possible that the individual in question (that we are talking about) never actually learned anything? They merely (only) gathered information and remembered it. Gathering (collecting; storing) information means exactly what it implies (suggests without talking about it)- gathering information.
Learning is when you consciously (knowingly; with awareness) entertain (think about) an idea, you get emotionallyinvolved with (feel love for) that idea, and you acton (do something about) the idea and improve your results. The bottom line (The most important part) is results. Reading, remembering and repeating do notconstitute (are not) learning. That concept (kind of thinking) may earnyou (help you get) a degree but it will not necessarily make you an effective person – at anything. Permit (let; allow) me to use a salesperson as an example – we could just as easily use a lawyer, a cabinet-maker or a clerk typist. The salesperson only closes (finishes successfully) one sale in twenty; he or she is ineffective (not successful). The hypothetical (supposed) salesperson attends (goes to) a course on (about) closing sales. They pass the course with flying colors (very good grades). Ask this person a question on closing a sale and they will answer it correctly. However, back in the marketplace (business), they still only close (finish successfully) one sale in twenty. They have learned nothing (-0-).
Eric Hoffer once (a time in the past) said, "To learn you need a certain degree (amount) of confidence (to feel that you will do something well), not too much and not too little. If you have too little confidence you will think you can't learn; [If you have] too much you will think you don't have to learn".
To improve your results you must learn. We can all improve and we are either learning or we are not.