Friday, September 09, 2005

Challenging thoughts on Learning

My mother reads my blog. I think she is worried I am trying too hard to learn everything. She sent me the following quote.

"There are too many things to be learned, and life is too short to learn everything. Let us complete what we have begun rather than dabbling in many things."

-Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey,

Thought provoking.

Off to California today for quarterly meetings this weekend and next part of next week.


At 3:53 PM, Blogger Rick Spence said...

Your mom is very cool.

Rick Spence

At 5:44 PM, Blogger Trée said...

Much wisdom in that quote. Smart mom.

At 1:28 AM, Blogger Jim Estill said...

and of course I agree with you guys.

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Two thoughts, courtesy of Alvin Toffler:

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but also those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn", and

"Conventionally "smart" people without motivation or energy or good health, tend not to amount to much".

At 1:27 PM, Blogger Sue Richards said...

Sorry...spelling mistake.

The beauty is in the details. And, speed kills.

Hi Jims' mom.


At 1:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From reading your blog it seems that you are on a mission to learn, so your mothers suggested quote is very poignant and I am sure she has supplied you a wealth of knowledge not found here but would be very interesting to see.

Question’s though, if you take a break from "trying to learn" would you not be surprised by the wisdom you already have and how you can use that for the betterment of your organization and you’re self. In today’s world of got to know more, achieve more etc. do we not forget that the knowledge we have gained and that which surrounds us on a daily basis, is far more valuable than what someone else recites to us? Don’t we need to take the time from our knowledge quest to see it and absorb it? Then does learning not become easier, more efficient and much more interesting.
Once we understand how to truly use the knowledge of our surroundings i.e. family, friends, staff, etc. then are we not on the path of real success?
This is one of the few blogs I read and I look forward to following your path.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Jim Estill said...

Excellent insight

At 2:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must admit I often wonder if those people (and there are a lot of them) that are constantly striving to better themselves do not somehow suffer from deeper self-esteem issues. On the face ot it, striving to improve would seem ... admirable. But, constantly striving, day in and day out, seems ... desperate.

At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and from the UK, I am inclined to agree in part with Anonymous's comments ...... what is missing in your life that you are so desperate to find? Do you ever take the time to be 'content' with what you have/have achieved, here and now? If you are always striving for the next thing, where will it end? Can you ever be truly happy?


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