You hold the key to unlocking your potential.
It is a wise person who understands that learning is a continual process. We only stop growing when we refuse to learn something new.
The only one who can put limits on yourself is you. When you remove the mental barrier that says it is impossible and open yourself up to learning, you will realize that there is always a way to accomplish your goals.
When you limit yourself, you begin to stagnate and become unhappy. Sometimes, you brand yourself as a failure or, even worse, not worth the effort. You are definitely worth the effort and capable of more than you might be giving yourself credit for.
Growth comes from being uncomfortable and still being willing to take action. Yes, you might not understand how to do something new, and it may take time and several attempts to figure it out, but when you do, you will grow in knowledge and wisdom.
The person armed with knowledge is more likely to succeed than the one who is not. If you don’t know how, ask. It is that simple. When you get the answer, proceed forward and try. This is how we learn.
In today’s society of technology, there is an answer out there for almost everything. People are willing to share what they know and give that information freely.
Some skills require specific education, but many things can be learned free of charge. I’ve always been of the mindset that I am not afraid to try something unless it would put me in danger. I have changed light fixtures, rewired old lamps, fixed faucets, designed and laid garden blocks and built a thing or two. Would I wire a house? No. That I leave to the experts who have learned and received their papers to do it. Besides, it doesn’t interest me.
I have no desire to become a licensed professional in every area, but it doesn’t mean I am closed off to learning. I enjoy learning new things, and if at first, I don’t succeed, well, you know the rest of the saying…try, try again. The key is I choose what I want to learn and then go for it. I don’t necessarily like everything, and that is okay too. Somethings we must learn out of necessity, others for pleasure.
When you continue to learn and grow, you open yourself to new experiences. You meet people you may not have met otherwise, and you get to experience something new.
Want a promotion? Learn what you need to do to fulfill the role. Want to become a painter? Take a painting course or watch some tutorials and then practice.
Remember that it takes time to hone your skills. You may have to try several different ways of doing something before you get your desired outcome.
The only one that can propel you further is you. Choose to open that door to knowledge. Never forget that you hold the key.
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