I learned very little of value about my true self in school. Most teachers just wanted me to go with the status quo. The curse of my school days was that I learned I wasn’t normal in a negative sense. One teacher in my final year of high school did kindle the flame and I realised not being normal was a positive!
I learned a lot about myself and life in general from my grandparents and sports coaches.
My first boss in the corporate world saw me as I could be rather than as I was. He was the exception not the rule. For me it was the beginning of an ongoing journey of self-discovery.
I truly began to discover my real talents when I began to notice how I learned best. Ovecoming adversity was a key way I learned and it still is.
You are where you are in your life largely because of how you learn and how you have applied what you have learned.
The workplace can be a great classroom for life. As a leader you are a teacher in this classroom. How well you teach plays a huge role in the success of your organisation. Are you kindling the flame? Are you are a star in helping people to discover their unique music/talents/gifts and then enhance them?
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel”
Be the difference you want to see in the world