Note: I’m starting a new practice today for the rest of 2016. Each day I will respond to a (hopefully) thought-provoking question about the development of a purpose-driven career and life. And I’ll attempt to respond in just about exactly 100 words. Brevity, clarity and honesty are the goals.
Question 1: What do you like to learn?
Honestly, learning is really hard. I have a lot of things that I’ve become really good at doing. And I like the confidence of not having to fail – especially publicly.
So, if I’m going to learn something new, I’d better be motivated.
I recently returned home from my first solo trip abroad and agree more than ever with Kevin Kelly’s assertion that: “Travel is still the most intense form of learning.” Frankly, I’m exhausted.
While I was traveling, I did come up with a list of things I am willing to fail to learn.
- Spanish language. Duolingo tells me I’m already 23% fluent. Totally gonna make 100% happen.
- Singing. Back in my choir and that’s good. Also, karaoke anyone?
- Open-heartedness. Distance makes the heart grow fonder and I was really far from everyone I know for almost a month. Combine that with the warm welcome I received from total strangers? I want to be a source and model of love in my own world.
This post was inspired by 100 Essential Questions That Will Change Your Career Path (for the Better)