I must admit…I never watch TV and I rarely have the opportunity to indulge in a good movie. There are moments when this can become painfully obvious and somewhat embarrassing. When someone references a famous line from a classic movie I typically nod, chuckle and pray they don’t ask me a follow up question. When the line isn’t supposed to be funny I’m usually called out on it, “Um, Heather, You never actually saw that movie did you?” Sigh.
Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever felt woefully undereducated in a certain facet of life? It can make a person question themselves as a whole.
Whether its movie trivia, current events, or the ongoing quest for the meaning of life, continually working to improve yourself and open your mind to new ideas is one of the most important aspects of growth and fulfillment.
“Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” ~Henry L. Doherty
We have choices in our pursuit of wisdom.
- You can choose to feel badly about yourself for not being well versed in all aspects of life. NOT a viable option in my opinion.
- You can be proud of your desire to improve and evolve and enjoy the process. LIKING this one.
- When deciding where to focus your energies ask yourself how important acquiring this knowledge is to you…and why.
- You don’t have to know everything. Specializing in your unique talent and delegating the areas you find less enjoyable or comfortable is an effective way to succeed. You’ll free yourself to focus your learning on areas that bring you more joy.
- If the topic is important to you, do whatever you can to acquire the information. Take a class, read a book, ask a mentor/coach, get creative and figure it out.
What gets you excited? What have you always wanted to learn? How can you improve in your chosen field? Is there a hobby you’ve always wanted to try? A book you’ve heard of but just never got around to reading? Now’s the time! Take action. Learn something new today.
Now, who wants to join me as a finish The Godfather?
Action Step: Decide on a topic you’d like to explore and either grab a book from the library or go online to do a little research on the topic. It’s exciting to get started on a new adventure!
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