As creatures of habit, we find new ways more difficult simply because they are different. Yet, to keep pace with our changing and technological times I often find that I need to let go of what seems most familiar and reach out if I am going to stay current. I am using my past experiences more as a guidepost than as a hitching post.
I think the greatest compliment one can give an individual in our changing world is that he or she is a student of something and constantly seeks to learn and grow.
I view learning as a responsibility I have for myself.
Perhaps the statement of the dear old gentleman in his late eighties best captures my thinking. He said, “Whatever the confusions of yesterday, the uncertainties of tomorrow, or the frustrations of today, this I know to be true: When I cease to grow, I’ll begin to die. And so while I can run, I’ll run; while I can walk, I’ll walk; and when I can only crawl, I’ll crawl. But I’ll always be moving forward.”