Learning is ongoing throughout your life.
I’ve been learning a lot lately, part of that has been how to study again after years of thinking I had learnt it all !
I had two experiences yesterday that reminded me that learning is a life times pursuit.
Learning to ride after 40 years in the saddle!
Emma has been riding for forty plus years and is still learning, it doesn’t mean she is a bad rider, it means she understands that you always have room to improve.
That said you do not need to wait until your perfect, as that will never happen, so start whatever it is you need to start doing, a sport, a business, a relationship, before you think you are ready and learn each day to improve.
I have been inspired to pick up on my learning of the equine skill of dressage, we (Fav my Shire cross horse and I) are a bit like a rugby player ( American footballer) having a go at ballet !
Fav looks a bit shocked at the idea !!
Learning to talk
We spent the day at Colin and Sue’s house, meeting up with family from Sweden and around the United Kingdom (Cardiff in Wales and Helmdon in Northamptonshire).
It was a real family day with kids from 2 to bigger kids in their 70’s.
I sat with My Nephew, who is 2, on my knee and he was in a chatty mood, he has recently learnt to talk and boy he is a chatter box ;).
He points and tells you what it is he is pointing at and knows so many words, some times he does muddle the emphasis around and you say the word back to him as you think it should be and you get back the same strange sound, but he is happy and will eventually with practise get it right.
We exhausted the available list off things to point at in the living room and outside the window, so we started on the pictures on my phone (yes at 2 he understands iPhones!!).
He went through “Flowers”, “Emmma”, “Car Red”, and then a bike, I said “Penny Farthing”, and quick as a flash, clearly and precisely he repeated the words.
We learn so fast at a young age and I suspect we still can at 40 plus but we’ve ( I had ) decide we know it all and stop learning.
The lesson I have learnt is that we never should never stop learning.
I for one plan to keep learning like I’m 2 and be amazed at how wonderful the world is.
One word our sponge brain 2 year old had issues with was “rhinoceros” , he loved the image but it was a mouth full for him, however next time I bet he’ll say it loud and clear.
So keep learning and expanding that grey matter between your ears.
I’m doing that daily with a group of mentors who have made it in business and been so successful they earn six figure salaries, but rather than sit and just spend the wealth they choose to send the knowledge back down to those interested in following the success blue print they did, that group of mentors is called the SFM ( Six Figure Mentors), if you want to learn more about them see this LINK – THE SFM.