I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “knowledge is power”. I also believe that knowledge and love of learning lead to a more enriched and happy life.
One of the beautiful things about life is there are infinite things to learn and you can always go deeper and deeper into the subject you desire to learn about.
One of my passions is cycling. For the last 10-11 years I average around 100-150 miles per week and raced competitively for 6 years. I’ve recently decided to race after taking 3 years off.
I decided for this cycling season I wanted to become a student of the bike. In my past I did well competing just relying on my natural power and athletic ability. I didn’t do great but I did well!
I’ve recently started working with a coach who is a world champion sprinter and I realized I don’t know much about sprinting properly. (sprinting is 100% effort at the end of a cycling race) I’m amazing with all my experience riding and racing how little I understood. I’ve worked with him three times and I’ve learned so much. He said I only use 80% of my sprinting ability. This is awesome because I have 20% to learn and improve upon.
This is one area in my life that I am learning and educating myself. Other areas I work on developing are my relationship with my wife, family, and friends, learning Spanish, and working on building my business. I’m always trying to learn and grow!
We all have this opportunity to grow and learn in all areas of life. I believe that this is a gift life offers us.
Take a minute and think of a baby. Think how everything is new and exciting. They are so curious. I believe this is why we live in this world… to learn, grow, and experience the world!
I think a lot of times people lose sight of how interesting and exciting life is. We become bored and unhappy and start wishing time away. Waiting for the weekend or the next holiday or vacation completely losing sight of all the beautiful things that are currently going on around us. This is living life with your eyes closed.
Is this you?
It’s ok if it is. The great thing is you can open your eyes and change at any moment.
Start by trying to find the beauty and lessons in life. Look at everything as an opportunity… Good or Bad! Find the lessons… They’re always there
Read a motivational book that interests you. Work on developing yourself.
Know what makes you happy and sad and then focus on doing more of the things that make you happy! This is healthy.
There are so many awesome things we can learn and you can start anytime
Look for the beauty in nature… the song of a bird, a beautiful sunset, the beauty of a tree. If you look for it, it’s always there.
Whenever you take in new information you are learning something new. This is good for your brain and your health. I believe at a deep level we all desire this kind of learning. When you close our eyes and aren’t open to learning new things, I believe discontent and unhappiness set in!
Also make sure to be patience… this is a lifetime journey… the destination does not end… The choices to learn are infinite! Every day like a clean slate to learn something new and exciting and have a new experience.