Daily Nugget of Gold 809
“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Learning is a very important part of life, it seems. One thing we can do to inoculate ourselves from failure is to develop a deep love of learning. If we are always looking to learn something important, significant, or otherwise worthwhile- when things go wrong always opens up an excellent opportunity to learn from our mistakes. One disaster can prevent countless others, that is- if we learn from it, true?
“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis
Plunging into something before you “know what to do” may seem foolish, and indeed, at times it can be! Still, it appears to us presently that there is no match for the learning we gain in this, one of the harshest ways to learn. It’s not unusual that a person go bankrupt when they attempt to start a business in risk all they have in it. It’s also not unusual to find a millionaire who went bankrupt before they discovered how to be successful in business, either.
“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Learning as we go along… that concept that we should never stop learning… it really seems like we may have stumbled onto something here. Something which might actually guide us by the hand through it all. Now one thing we might wish to do is to banish the pretentiousness contained in the idea that we know it all already, that we’ve arrived. It’s the difference between “being in the game” and “game over”. Many people, it seems, play with the intent of getting to the end but fail to enjoy the adventure unfolding before us in the process of getting there.
Learning to love learning could be the solution you’ve been searching for, it’s finding your joy right where you are as you find yourself in awe by opening up a new experience, a new beginning with each day. By looking at the world in wide-eyed wonder, by being fascinated in all the undercurrents which control and direct everything and everybody. This is where the fun is. This is where the magic happens, right here- right now, and with you in it. Enjoy this time.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I learn today?”
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