Learning new things can be challenging if you don’t keep an open mind…
You might wonder where this is coming from. You may be asking, who goes into learning something new with a closed mind??? Well, you would be surprised. haha
I am ever the student to life and I am proud to be. I am a believer that, the moment you think you have it all figured out or that you know all there is to know about something… the universe will accept that invitation to show you otherwise. In other words, there is always something to be learned.
We live in an ever changing world. Wouldn’t you agree? There are a dozen or so variations to the old saying, “Change is the only constant” for a reason. It’s truth! So in accepting that as truth it is only natural to then accept that there will always be something to learn and or re-learn.
I am entering a very interesting period in my life where I have invited learning to come in many forms. I am moving to a new state, starting a new job, I am enrolled in school for Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner, and an online education program for internet marketing. As well as I have signed a contract to start some form of my Masters degree by next year, to fulfill the obligation to my new nurse management job in a Magnet hospital. It is no longer acceptable to only have a BSN in management, if you are in a Magnet Hospital, and I am sure that will just become the norm here soon.
Soooo, you might ask… In what way am I not keeping an open mind? Well, I think I have the optimistic vibe going. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am almost disgustingly optimistic. 🙂
I do however, get butterflies of doubt as to what the hell I am doing. I mean, I am only human and I am diving head first into a large pile of…. Possibility 😉 hehe
Just today I was going round and round with this internet marketing concept. I was so sure I had done everything right, regardless of the little voice that said… mmmmm, you may wanna go back and check a few steps. I was convinced at one point that the program I was learning from had skipped something.. (because how could it be me?!? haha)
After an hour or so of wandering aimlessly in circles, I decided to stop… center… and do what under normal circumstances I feel I would have normally done… Listen. Listen to my inner knowing that was saying, “Uh, Ang. You missed something.”
It feels so out of character for me. I mean, I am usually the first to acknowledge I have stumbled. I am also the first to laugh at myself and quickly brush myself off to keep on trekking. It’s probably not something to be proud of, to say… I have become quite accomplished at messing up. haha. But here’s the thing. When you can own your screw ups and learn from them??? There is always an amazing gift inside. A gift that I have become quite grateful of receiving.
It has come to a point in life that I can embrace the fact that there is no failure only feedback with a glorious gift attached for those willing to humble themselves enough to see and acknowledge it.
So my gift in today’s muddlement.==>> (that is an Angieism, created in the moment. They should create that tense of the word.)
I realized today that I have started to become so determined to succeed and succeed quickly so I can start to get some things off of my plate that I have stopped living by my #1 rule… Just flow. I have always been proud of my ability to flow with change and whatever life tosses my way. Maybe, just maybe. As we discussed earlier I had become a little cocky in my ability to flow and I was provided the opportunity to see the other side of things.
Now that that is over with, I am very happy to go back to living life in the flow with an open mind. The grass is much greener over here. 😉