This morning I came across this quote…
“I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.”
…although I didn’t remember this exact quote, this is something I tell my kids ALL the time. It goes right alongside the “b-word”… BORED! (Bored is a “bad word” in my house.) If one of my children say, “I’m bored,” I ask them, “Well, who’s responsible for that?”
In almost any situation in life, whether personally or professionally, we are our own teachers and deciders of what we determine to be important and what we decide is important to learn from.
There is a story about a woman who once advised a new employee and she said, “Fifty percent of the people in this organization will teach you what to do and the other fifty percent what not to do. It’s your challenge to figure out which percent goes with which person.”
On this Leap Day, what is something that you can learn? Learn to do or learn not to do -that is the question!
Quote via God’s Little Devotional Book, Honor Books, © 1996
Image courtesy of Andrew Werdan