Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Lifelong Learning


The best leaders, business owners and CEOs are lifelong learners.

Are you a lifelong learner? Ask anybody that question and they will probably say “yes”. Very few want to admit that they are not lifelong learners. But only some of them are telling the truth. So how do you know if you are really a lifelong learner?

A real learner astonishes himself at what he just learned – at how clueless he was before. A real learner is willing to ask questions then listen without prejudice.

I heard Alan Weiss say, “I am constantly amazed at how stupid I was two weeks ago.”
Alan Weiss is a high priced consultant and author of many books including “Million Dollar Consulting”. His website, Summit Consulting, is packed with powerful business insights.

My point is: Here is a man who has been very successful and still admits that two weeks ago he was stupid.

If you cannot admit that you were stupid, misinformed or wrong recently – then you are not learning. You might be stuck in the rut of believing that you already know everything.

If you are a lifelong learner:
What have you learned today?
How have you changed your perspective this week?
What new actions have you taken this month?

Are you a lifelong learner?

George Torok, host
Business In Motion

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