It is not hard to learn more. What is hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong. – Martin Fischer
In today’s era of instant access to nearly infinite information, learning more is at our fingertips. From a YouTube video on how to program your garage door opener to earning an advanced degree online, it isn’t difficult to be a lifelong learner. Each of us, from the youngest child to the senior citizens in their golden years, can access skills and continue our learning journey.
What’s more difficult for all of us is to accept change – and to permit ourselves to be changed. It’s hard to unlearn certain skills . . . it’s uncomfortable when our values are challenged.
In my opinion, here is the biggest challenge . . . the willingness to challenge your own beliefs and then honestly decided what you aren’t willing to change and what changes are required of you. We can’t simply unlearn skills or abandon time-tested truths, but we also can’t turn a blind-eye to advancement. We must be honest, embrace the discomfort of questioning ourselves, and make intentional, purposeful decisions based on new information.