How often do you:
Go to a familiar restuarant or order a favorite dish vs. trying someplace new?
Go to a familar cabin or hotel vs. going to a new location and new place to stay?
Listen to the same radio station or TV show or concert vs. hearing or seeing something totally different?
The familiar is comfortable.
The familiar is easy.
The familiar is no sweat.
The familiar doesn’t take us forward, it maintains the status quo.
The familiar doesn’t open up new vistas or ideas.
The familiar doesn’t teach us anything new.
Learning, and embracing learning, is all about gaining new knowledge, trying something new, opening new doors.
It’s easy and comfortable to do what’s familiar. But that’s not growth. If you want to grow, embrace learning and embrace change, start simply by trying the following:
– listen to a new/different radio station/concert/TV show
– read a different paper or type of book
-drive a new way to work
– find something you want to learn (how to cook a new dish, improve your golf swing, learn an instrument) and take lessons.
Everything doesn’t have to be different. Dip your toes and get started. Embrace learning and you embrace the future. Stop learning and you stop growth, make change difficult, and limit your options. The choice is yours.