I’ve found that the best sign I’ve actually learnt something is when I am able to teach it.
However teach doesn’t mean you have to drop what you’re doing, become a teacher at a school, and teach what you have learnt in order to learn.
Teaching comes in many shapes and forms:
- Writing an ELI5 post on Reddit is teaching
- Responding to a question someone has on Twitter is teaching
- Creating a dance tutorial on Youtube is teaching
- Writing an article that you wish existed is teaching
- Building a product to change peoples lives is a form of teaching
- Starting a company to change the world is a form of teaching
There is someone out there trying to learn what you have learnt. Help them learn, and demonstrate your progress by teaching.