You read, you watch videos, and nothing seems to stick, nothing seems to become useful knowledge

why you can't learn anything you need to knowIf you are trying, you read, you watch videos, and nothing seems to stick, nothing seems to become useful knowledge, listen up.

This is an interaction from yesterday, with a student of mine who has this same problem.

He says: I can’t even explain how I need and want to allow more knowledge in and execute it in my life. You are right my lack of humility is preventing me from doing anything new. It is so tough when I want to learn more but I can’t get it to stick.

My answer: it may not be true now. humility is on right now.
watch a video or something while it’s still on

he asks: How do you approach reading or listening to a recording?
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In life you are either a nerd or you are a floater

watch the movie gattacaAre you a nerd? 1

In life you are either a nerd or you are a floater.

The two most important characteristics of a nerd is that they know what is most important to them, and that they love it.

I always wanted to be Renaissance man, because for me, choosing, committing was the hardest. I even picked architecture because I had the illusion that architects need to know everything. And that may be true, that they need to know everything, but it is also true, that they don’t.

And especially they don’t use words to express, and I wanted to.

So I suffered through five years of university and 17 years of working as an architect… until I chose and committed to a profession that needed my words…

When you know what is important to you, then it is easier to organize a life around it. Then your life becomes a workshop.

What prevents a lot of people from living a life worth living is that they don’t choose their priorities, they are chosen for them.

By other people.
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