Friday 18 December 2020

What did you learn, unlearn and relearn in 2020?

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Wise people are playing an infinite game. A key to continuing is deciding on what you will take into the future and what will you leave behind?

A line from Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book Future Shock has well and truly survived the 50 years since he said it:

By instructing students how to learn, unlearn and relearn, a powerful new dimension can be added to education…Tomorrow's illiterate will not be the man who can't read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.

Today this is often quoted as ‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.’

2020 has been a great you for learning, unlearning and relearning has it not?

I learned

We can be engaging and make deep connections with other humans online.

We do not have to work long hours to produce great work or to achieve what we is important to us and those we serve.

Sticking to our practice, that is our way of being and doing, means we can thrive regardless of what may be happening in the world.

I unlearned

Selling is a numbers game.

Writing is always hard work.

Trying to appeal to people who aren’t the right fit for me.

I relearned

Listening to understand before seeking to be understood.

Hearing my heart before asking my head.

The power of now and choosing now over normal.

What do you learn, unlearn and relearn in 2020?

What you will take into the future and what will you leave behind?

Do Your Work.

Become the wise leader you want to be.


PS There's videos, podcasts, courses and resources here to help you

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