Learning styles come in all shapes and sizes.
Some people learn by seeing (visual), others by hearing (auditory), and still others through movement (kinesthetic). Some learn by doing. I prefer learning from the experience of others.
I haven't always thought this about myself.
Ask me in college and I would have told you I preferred learning from books. Ask me when I started in ministry and I would have said I preferred learning from sermons. Perhaps learning styles change over time.
But over the last several years, I've started to notice how deeply I'm influenced by mentors.
I learn and don't even realize I'm learning. I find myself echoing, shadowing, imitating.
Now that I've honed in my learning from the experience of others, it adjusts the opportunities I look for when I'm looking to learn. I reach for books less often. I download fewer sermons. I keep my eyes peeled for mentors.
How do you learn?