Thursday, March 10, 2011

Always Be Learning

Learn something new every day. We all eat, drink, breathe, sleep, move every day… Shouldn’t we be learning something new every day? If we are not learning, changing, and expanding as we travel through our personal journeys… Aren’t we contracting, shrinking, or even diminishing our lives? Learning is a priority, it drives personal opportunity… learning is a positive zone. A lifetime focus on learning is a powerful “Secret of Life”.

Learning involves discovery, change, and action. When we leave our comfort zone and move into our learning zone our lives become richer. We open ourselves to expanded opportunities, explore new ideas, and fuel our passion for life. The more we learn the more we earn, the more we learn the more we win, the more we learn the more we grow.

Learning means making mistakes, it means continuous practice. Learning requires doing things that we may not have done before, things we probably won’t be very good at the first time around. But if we only do what we already know how to do, then we won’t learn anything new.

In order to fully embrace learning we absolutely need to push our personal boundaries and get out of our comfort zone. Today I am high in the mountains of Utah enjoying a sunny beautiful day in a heavenly ski resort called Deer Valley… learning how to improve my snow skiing skills. It can be scary on top of a mountain. Not only does skiing require practice and pushing myself out of my comfort zone… I fall down.

In life if we don’t fall down we are not pushing ourselves, exploring unknown territory, overcoming our fears and learning something valuable. On the challenging ski slopes, I fall down and pick myself up… In dealing with the challenges and difficulties of life… I fall down and pick myself up. If I am too cautious, too careful, too afraid of something new and difficult, some situation I have not mastered before….I don’t really learn anything new.

We all need to forgive ourselves for our mistakes, for falling down, because without mistakes and practice we aren’t doing enough to learn. Learning demands action. It requires actually doing something. Learning means tackling the hard work of making something happen. In order to master a skill, become an Olympic star; achieve expert recognition in your field…. Life necessitates much more than grand dreams and inspired aspirations. According to the world renowned author on success, Malcolm Gladwell, it requires 10,000 hours of practice. 10,000 hours of repetitive action, of hard work is a long time to achieve greatness. That is why we need to start now and… always be learning.

Please share with me your thoughts, emotions, and questions about The Secrets of Life. Is anybody out there?

7 comments:

  1. Thank you Glenn for sharing the Secrets of Life - It is very inspiring and positive just like you are. I am reading and learning. Keep posting more. God bless. - Ashok Aswani

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  2. Hi Glenn - I couldn't agree more!!! Learning keeps ones mind sharp and life interesting. In my opinion one key aspect of learning is to make sure you have an environment that encourages and fosters learning - be it in your work or home life. Without others around you that trust in your ability to learn, grow and expand, many contract into themselves... most importantly we all need to trust ourselves to let go ... with that we will learn powerful life lessons! ~ Kim

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  3. Hi Glenn - love your blog! I have learned a lot about positivity lately. I have used what I've learned in my personal life as well as at my job which has even helped me land a promotion (by the way, we use "clappers" @ work when we make a sale; kind of like your bell ringing - so much fun & great energy)!!! I surround my desk w/ positive sayings that I read each day. Keep blogging - will keep reading!

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  4. meant to post the "positive" note on the positive mindset page!

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  5. Thank you Ashok, Kim and Suzanne for sharing your thoughts with me. Keep up the positive energy!!!

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  6. Frank Krause Detroit , MiApril 16, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    I just wanna Thank you Glenn since I have sold HOF and attended HOFU and have really listen to the great people you have employed it has truly changed my life not in selling but in everything I do , I feel bad HOFU is like a hidden secret I jnow there is approx 1800 people from many different countries there which is just to few should be held at the Colluseum in Rome you are truly the best it's an honor to know you thanks again

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  7. Thank you Frank- I apologize for my delayed response. Hope to see you at HOFU 2011!

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