Every Day’s a School Day

Every Day’s a School Day

Every day’s a school day.

There’s always more to know. There’s always something you hadn’t considered. There’s always room for improvement.

You never reach perfection, just like you never reach knowing it all. There’s no upper limit, just us mere mortals in the gutter looking up at the stars.

This attitude is what makes all the difference between being average at what you do and becoming – with enough time – exceptional.

There’s no single secret to greatness. There are thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands. And you pick up those secrets only when you keep your mind open and learn something new day after day. True growth is incremental. Personal development – if it’s going to last – happens in baby steps, over years and decades, not weeks and months.

Of course, some people don’t see it that way. Some people are so dumb they think they know it all. They’re so dumb they think they can. They’re so dumb they don’t realize how much they don’t know. So their ignorance owns them, not the other way round.

Sure, it’s good to be confident in what you know. In fact, it’s essential you’re confident in what you know. But you can’t be confident in what you do know unless you’re confident in what you don’t know.

And those who are confident in what they don’t know are ready to do something about it.

Because, like I said, there’s no secret formula to expertise. It’s just a lot of knowledge and a lot of experience, gained over a lot of time.

A talent is something you develop, not something you’re born with. Your talent is your raw potential forged in the flames of experience, in the heat of new ideas, day after day after day after day. 

But only when you’re ready to make every day a school day.

Only when you’re ready to make every day an opportunity to take a baby step toward where you’re headed.

Only when you’re ready to make your mind up that there’s always more to know, that the horizon is infinite.

Every day’s a school day. What will you learn today?

 

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