This is my first ever blog...kind of an exciting experience.
I found the 7 1/2 habits to lifelong learning an interesting array of points to consider. Many of them seem very common-sense, straightforward habits that, when followed, make for an excellent foundation to learning. However, I did find it a bit tricky in determining which habit was easiest and which was hardest for me. I find that it simply can vary from day to day. If I did have to pick one of the 71/2 habits though that has always been extremely important to me and which I have always striven to follow, it would be the habit of accepting responsibility for my own learning. My education, especially my higher education, has been something I never take for granted. I've always tried to get the most out my learning so as to make a better life for myself. Even at those moments when learning a new skill or subject can be downright hard, I persevere, ask questions and value what I do get out of the experience. I know if I fail to take charge of my own learning, my time in classes would be in vain. No one is going to do the work for me; I need to do it myself.
Of the 7 1/2 habits presented on the site, the one I tend to struggle with the most would, believe it or not, using technology to my advantage. I have a basic knowledge of computers and have certainly used them a great deal. Yet I never have really challenged myself to expand my abilities. This past week alone, I have learned so much and have gained a greater appreciation for technology, especially computers. Technology can still be frustrating and requires a great deal of effort to keep up with its rapid changes, but it can really be a great tool for educational, entertaining, and informational purposes.