Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easy - Hard

I enjoy learning, especially if it's what I want to learn. That said, I've long enjoyed setting goals and adding to my cache of experience and abilities. The 7.5 Habits of Lifelong Learners are appealing and have a definite familiarity, based on what I've done in the past and what I aim for in the future...

The Eastiest of the Habits has to be fun. I make a leap and say that fun is the most natural of human conditions. The hobgoblin, of course, is the problems that may arise along the way. Again, while I'm comfortable with all 7.5 of the these ideas, I'd have to say that turning a setback into a mere bump in the road takes perspective and discipline. I'm not always good at accepting either, but neither are both foreign. The journey's part of the goal and often times easier to savour than the result.


  1. James,

    You are definitely in the majority in having the most difficulty with the habit of learning to look at problems as opportunities. It definitely does require discipline. Welcome to 27 Things!

  2. Thanks, Chris. You guys did a great job putting this whole thing together.

  3. I enjoy reading your posts are always thoughtful and help me to look beyond the superficial.