Lee Thayer is a bona fide expert on the topics of communication and leadership and I heartily recommend his works. He says that your primary job is to learn and grow and I agree with him. Yet we have creative ways of blocking our own learning and growth. Here’s what Thayer has to say about that:
Knowing is the enemy of learning.
Think about that: Once you know something, why would you bother to learn more? Most of us close our minds at that point and that’s the end of learning.
But what if there’s more that would help you to see things in better ways, ways that are more valuable than what you already know? And what if (gasp!) what you know just isn’t accurate?
To paraphrase from the movie Men In Black,
1,000 years ago people knew that the Earth was the center of the universe.
600 years ago people knew that the Earth was flat.
32 seconds ago you knew something about knowing.
What do you know now?
What will you do to learn and grow?
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