I think everyone has heard the saying that you learn something new every day. When I was a child, I heard people around me saying it all the time. I realized that a lot of people say it when they happen upon a piece of knowledge. As I got older, the thought occurred to me, “What would happen if I went looking for that knowledge instead of letting it fall into my lap.” I think I may have been about 15 years old. Since then, I’ve tried to set aside some time during the day to learn something new.
Today, I watched some videos composing photographs better. Yesterday, I checked out some tutorials on how to replace the sky in videos. The day before that, I was researching techniques for color grading footage. In the last few months, my learning has been focused around photography, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn something new about how to mix colors, making banana pancakes or how to bonsai a plant. Knowledge is everywhere. Go find it.
Take yourself from, “Well, you learn something new everyday.” to “I learned something new today!” You’d be surprised how quickly your knowledge base grows and the new ways you can use it.