Lee, a long time reader of ‘Gratitude Thought for the Week’ shares a great perspective on the power of learning:
“When I was in the Army, I held several positions within my classification. Each time I mastered a position, I was moved to a different assignment. One day I asked the Lieutenant in charge why, if he thought I was so good at my job, he continually moved me to something else. Forty six years later I can remember his response word for word. He told me that I was promoted, ‘not because I was good at doing the job, it was because I was good at learning the job. If I could learn one job, I was capable of learning the next one.’”
Lee continues, “If we can admit to ourselves that learning is the key, we may be able to take it one step at a time and try something new. We may just discover that our comfort zone is much larger than we think!” Thanks, Lee! You’re awesome!
Learning for the sake of learning is a way to stretch yourself and your mental capacity. You have no idea where or when your newfound knowledge will be exactly what you need in a particular situation. What is one thing you are going to learn today?