It’s easy to read through the content on this site and think Great, just what the world needs, another personal development blog. While you’re partly right, this is a personal development blog, I like to think this one is a little bit different.
So far, everything I’ve written has intentionally come from my personal perspective. The posts, and unsolicited advice that comes with them, are based on either my experiences or ideas I’ve read about or pondered.
Some readers might disagree with what I write. Hell, a few weeks from now I might disagree with what I write.
I think that’s the idea, though. Life is dynamic. Our perspectives change. Our priorities shift. And the more we experience, the wiser we become.
Learning to Learn
There’s a great cooking show on Netflix right now called “The Chef Show”, starring Jon Favreau. In one episode he cooked with Hollywood producer, writer, and director Robert Rodriguez.
The episode is entertaining for many reasons, but one thing Rodriguez said really hit home for me. He was talking about developing new skills — related to making movies or cooking delicious recipes or anything else — and said that the breakthrough comes by learning to learn.
It reminds me of the old Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” By learning to learn we, as Favreau puts it “crack the code on cracking the code.”
And that ability is more powerful, more potent, than any one skill or lesson because it can be repeated, over and over, as many times as we might need it.
Personal Development Blog
Not only is it a profound statement, but I thought “learning to learn” was also a very fitting way to explain my overall vision for the Life Changers Project blog. This is a place to share my progress as I continue learning how to learn.
In the meantime, I’ll share the specifics here both to help me make sense of those lessons and also to maybe help you, the reader, on your own journey doing the same.
How’s that for just another personal development blog?