Aha! Moment Monday
Are you into personal development? I mean really into it? Have you spent hundreds of dollars and travelled thousands of miles to be in the audience of some of the best educators in the world?
If so, then like me you must believe that the best investment you can make is in striving to be your best self.
Now, mentally call up the last seminar or workshop you attended. What was it about? More importantly, what did you do with what you heard?
A friend of mine has organized hundreds of world-class seminars in a multitude of countries over the past 30 years and witnesses how many people invest in “shelf-development”; once they return home, it’s not long before the course material is simply another addition to a collection of keys-to-the-kingdom rarely to be revisited. It’s not that the core elements of the seminar aren’t recallable they simply aren’t adopted or applied. Dreams are abandoned, connections are a memory and the only evidence of attendance is a certificate of completion.
Does being able to simply repeat what was taught support you stepping into your brilliance?
Aha! ~ “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” Sydney J. Harris.
It’s like a good book that you read for the second (or 100th) time. Even though the words on the paper are the same, your continuous study of those words allows you to see something in yourself that didn’t exist before. You’re a different – evolved – person each time you read it.
Zig Ziglar said, “Motivation is like taking a shower, you have to do it every day.” Unlike simply witnessing or memorizing (“mirror” activity), real learning makes you want to fling back those curtains and get out the Windex®! The vision might not be vividly clear immediately so repetition is a crucial part of the process, right up there with application.
Just for fun, pull down a book from one of those electrifying sessions you attended. Read it again. And when you’re done, dare to read it again then step boldly into your new vision.
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