There are three ways to learn: knowing something, doing something, and becoming something.
I know it sounds vague and philosophical. But here it is illustrated better.
Another way of framing this is:
- First, you conceptualise. You find out what something is.
- Then, you contextualise. You engage with it more, trying to see how it fits into your situation in the past, present, or possible future. “Why do I need this“, “when do I need this“.
- Last, you actualise. You apply the What. You now not only know the How, but you experienced and carried it out until the point that it became natural — a part of you.
Also published on Medium.