Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Being Willing to Learn

There are two types of people in the world: The eternal students who learn just to learn and to earn degree after degree... going after God knows what. Then you have the other half who must learn to expand their my knowledge of something. (I suppose there is a third category of people who just don't want to learn anything...ever)

They seem to be different, but I think the second one causes you to admit that "Yes, I don't know something". And that can be a humbling experience.
Lately I have been doing this alot, admitting that I don't know all the answers, that I don't know how to do everything. It's hard. And sometimes I'd rather not go through the process of learning something.

When I start something new it's exciting...somewhat. And then I hit the curve, where stuff hits the fan and I realize that I either have to suck it up, try harder possibly experiencing failure or just give up.

So, do I really want to learn, to be willing to try and perhaps exceed or fail? Or do I want to just be comfortable, not willing to learn nor admit my shortcomings?

I guess time will tell....

2 comments:

Cactus said...

I think I'm going to have to take you mountain biking at palmer park so that you will hit that curve mountain biking, cause you haven't hit it yet :-> Scuba steve can attest to the learning curve at palmer park (right scuba??)

Scuba Steve said...

totally!