NaBloPoMo 2021: Do Good, Kid
There is always something to learn!
Every encounter, every event, every conflict. Every book, movie, article, conversation.
It doesn’t have to be earth shattering, and we don’t have to brag or talk incessantly about it every time we learn something new. It’s just good to notice when we find something we’ve never seen/heard/known/expected before. File it, save it for later, make connections in experience for broader perspective and application.
I think it’s a mindset, really; one that encompasses curiosity, humility, and systems thinking, among other things. This is the second time my NaBloPoMo life ‘action mantra’ says to ‘be’ something rather than do something. And it’s okay. Donna reminded me today of the Being::Doing polarity. Learning is something we do; we can choose to do it actively—I bet the lessons stick better this way.
But a Learner is something we are. We can also choose to see ourselves as such, and I think it makes a difference in our attitudes, behaviors, and relationships—for the better.
It is how and who we are that manifests in what we do.