We’re all born with a natural curiosity. We want to learn. But the demands of work and personal life often get in the way. The solution is to make learning a lifelong habit, and to do that, you need to be proactive. Start by articulating the outcomes you’d like to achieve. Are you looking to master a specific subject? Read books on new topics? Picking one or two outcomes will allow you to set achievable goals to make the habit stick. Next, find or create a group that has goals similar to yours, to make achieving them more fun. It may be a book group to discuss what you’re reading or a writing group where you edit each other’s work. You could also join an organization focused on a topic — a foreign policy discussion group that meets monthly or a woodworking group that gathers regularly to trade notes. You might even consider a formal class or degree program.