The new year is less than a month away, and many people are in the process of creating resolutions that change their lives, for REAL this time. So I thought it would be a good time to share something that really struck a chord with me when I first heard it. I hope it resonates with you like it did with me:
Success is predicated on the ability to unlearn and relearn.
Because it isn’t what you don’t know that will hurt you, it’s what you know for surethat just isn’t so.
For example; When I was about 12, mom was getting ready for Christmas dinner and I ended up burning my hand really badly when I tried to take the lid off of a roaster. If I didn’t know if it was hot, I likely would have given it a few quick pats to check the temperature. The problem is, I knew for sure that it was not hot (who knows why) so I full on grabbed that fresh-out-of-the-oven handle and lifted it right off. It had been in my hand for about 4 seconds when I started to feel the burn and smell something decidedly NOT turkey.
I realize that story may sound a little convoluted, but I’d be willing to be that nearly everyone has SOMETHING in their lives, some blind spot that hinders them again and again.
So over the coming weeks I’ll be reflecting, with the help of my Bullet Journal, on where I’ve been and where I want to go. And one of the things I will be evaluating is what lessons I needed to learn in order to grow and move on, and what previous lessons I need to UNLEARN because they no longer apply to or serve a purpose in my life.
I know it was a bit of a tangent from your regularly scheduled programming, but I hope I have inspired you guys to find another use for this incredible tool you have your hands on.
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