Respond to Learn

We always have the choice to continue learning or to hold with only what we currently interpret to be true from our individual perspective. We should all realize though that there is a better and more significant way for us to think and to act from those thoughts.

With your learning practice, there is the need for a balance between structure and freedom. We need structure in some form to have organized, reasoned and applied actions that produce replicable thoughts and actions in the form of acquired wisdom for repeatable success. On the other end, we need freedom to continue thinking and learning beyond those established structures.

The challenge is to remain curious, even when structure is most comfortable. Knowing when to be reasonable while remaining curious is a balance we should knowingly contain with most decisions made in our lives.

A key feedback loop for us at these decision points would be to remain mindful for continual learning so that we are socially responsible while centered on our purpose in life. Without this clear purpose, any decision or lack of decision pertaining to freedom or structure will generally fall back into a previously established structure. There would be no space for the freedom of intuition, new connective thoughts, nor innovation to act upon/apply.

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Viktor Frankl —


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