Never Stop Learning

Do it for fun! Remember when you were younger, learning something new and being lit up with the accomplishment of knowing? Then sharing something new you learned. Whether you were five, ten, or twenty years old, and whether it was learning how to ride a bike without training wheels, throw a ball well, or make a cake for the first time, learning provides positive proof of self-accomplishment. We all have many moments of success based on learning. This is true at every age in our personal, professional, and retirement lives.
We learn a great deal about someone, a school environment, a company, our students when we ask questions. I love questions. Questions lead to better, more quality relationships, collaboration, teamwork and learning together. As an educator, I value the answers that I hear when I ask questions. As a family member, I learn so very much from my family when I hear answers to deep questions.
Today, I challenge you to be a life-long learner and to ask questions and to be sure that you understand the answers by paraphrasing what you hear. Remember, Covey says, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

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