Continuing with “Self-Improvement 101: Mga Dapat Malaman ng Bawat Leader” by John C. Maxwell, I’ve learned that we need to have the attitude and willingness to learn, unlearn and relearn.
Maxwell said if you think you are talented enough and refuse to learn new things, you have not truly reached your potential. He said that we should have a teachable attitude. Maxwell said that leaders never stop from learning. In my chosen career in Medicine, it is inevitable to always learn something new no matter how small or significant the findings or information would be. I believe any kind of profession should have the attitude and willingness to learn, unlearn and relearn.
Many people come to believe that learning is just an event not a process. Once you graduate college, you believe studying is over. In reality, you never stop learning new things. Learning is not just a one time event. It’s a process in a same way how plants mature and develop from tiny seeds until it brings forth fruits. And the process never stops. It just goes on and on.
In each season of our lives, there will always be something new and something we can learn from. It’s up to our own decision if we are willing to learn, unlearn, and relearn.
I once told my mom that learning or studying never stops when you graduate college. Some people still remains hard headed. It really takes humility to admit that no age or life event can hinder us from learning. The only hindrance is our own decision making to be willing or not to do it.
And the final result of learning is not to gain new knowledge and let it remain in your head but to do something. You need to act based on what you learned. And that is true learning based on Maxwell.