If you never learn… then most likely you are a SKIMMER
Most people read, listen, watch, and don’t, can’t recall names, places, and the exact words in a book, and audio or a video.
And yet, most people feel that they learned something… while in essence they were, maybe, impressed, but didn’t learn.
When I recommend my students an audio program to use as their tool for growth, especially to keep some capacities on, people fail to use those that way… just as they think they are looking, they think they see when they look at things, but they don’t.
One of the common characteristics of people I meet is that they have no skills, no tool box, they are waiting for the right opportunity to do anything. They will start to learn the right skills when they need them, when they’ll know what they want to do. And, of course, it is too late to dig a well when you are thirsty… they languish of thirst…
I am a lot like Bob in the movie “Bob The Butler”.
I am inspired by that movie to do even more skill building to fill my tool box.
I am 70 years old. I have 27 skill sets, 27 ways to make a living. I am an architect. I am a brick mason. I can lay wooden floor, I can lay tiles both on the floor and on the wall. I can hang wallpaper. I am a plumber. etc. etc. etc. One time I counted. I have forgotten more professions than you know how to do.
What did this do to me? What did this do to Bob, the butler?
You listen… approximately. And your life can be no better… you are at best approximately alive.
Your powers of distinguishing the relevant from the irrelevant, the worth listening to or the noise, the worth reading or the noise, the worth knowing or the noise are not even on a kindergartner level.
Why? Because you have all these amazing human abilities, but you don’t use them.