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Are you growing or are you dying?
There is no such thing as staying the same.
A mentor of mine once told me that the day I stop learning is the day I start dying.
A few years ago, I made it my goal to learn something new each day.
In January of 2010, I began journaling the new insights I gathered each day. I reached the end of the month and had 31 new and interesting ideas. I decided to continue…
February came and went and I had 29 new ideas recorded in my journal. Again, I decided to keep it going.
March rolled around and after having 2 months of new knowledge I couldn’t stop then….
I guess you can see where this is going!
The result of this project is a bound and laminated 25 page production affectionately titled “My Learn List.”
Why do I share this now?? I was at my grandmother’s house on Christmas Eve and she had pulled out some of my dad’s old keepsakes. He had a stamp collection, a coin collection but what caught my attention was his address book. As I opened it and began flipping through the pages, I noticed that the phone numbers were only 5 digits. Now remember, this address book was created in 1960….
I asked my dad where the other 2 digits on his phone numbers were. It was at this moment that I learned telephone numbers used to be 5 (not 7 or 9) digits in length! Now that would have made a great addition to my 2010 “Learn List!” But then again, I could always do another one…what about you??
WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED TODAY? WHAT WILL YOU LEARN TODAY? WRITE IT DOWN OR YOU WON’T REMEMBER IT ONE YEAR FROM NOW!