What Have You Learnt So Far?
Nobody likes being stuck. Finding yourself in a rut is not only deeply frustrating but extremely energy-sapping as well.
Hitting a brick-wall in your career or relationships often leads to unhappiness & discontentment in other areas of your life. This unhappiness eventually becomes a constant emotion that drains your creative abilities and prevents you from building the life you want.
Looking around, you’re bound to know of people who somehow manage to keep it all together and continue making progress in their lives. Are they luckier? Is there something about them that makes them immune to getting ‘stuck’? No, they just know more.
They make it a point to learn as much as possible about everything connected to their happiness. They constantly increase their skills so they become more valuable in the workplace. If they don’t like the idea of working for someone, they continue learning about their craft until they can work for themselves.They learn relationship skills to help them grow their marriages and become better spouses & parents. They learn how to deal with their emotions and take care of their health. They invest time & effort into becoming lifelong learners.
If you say you want a better job but you haven’t upgraded your skills, are you really serious? If your marriage isn’t fulfilling but you haven’t tried to get advice or learn how to connect better with your spouse, are your truly committed to a better marriage? If you tell everyone that you’d like to get fit but you don’t research healthy habits, exercise routines or meal plans, are you going to get fit?
The biggest disadvantage you will ever have is ignorance. Everything else can be worked around.
If you need to do something but you don’t know how to get it done, go and learn about it. Nobody’s going to walk-up to you and hand the knowledge over. There are tonnes of resources available online to help you learn just about any skill you can think of. Ask someone to teach you or help you along the way. Read everything you can get your hands on. Follow the work of thought-leaders in the field you’re interested in. Reach out to people who are already doing what you’d like to do.As long as you’re learning, you’re progressing.
So, over the past 12 months, how much did you learn?