Learn From Anyone and Everyone

In our continuing effort to encourage the closing of the knowing-doing gap, we recommend that everyone maintains an open mind and willingness to learn life’s lessons whenever and wherever possible.

Wisdom from the past or present can be applied to everyday problems, challenges, speed bumps and even opportunities. We need only be open to the power of re-framing. Constant repetition permits us to become more proficient in applying the wisdom of others, past or present, to deal with our current day needs.

As an example, let’s travel back to the time of Noah and the great flood to see the many valuable lessons we can adapt to today’s challenging times.

Let’s count the lessons we should have learned from Noah:

  1. Don’t miss the boat.
  2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.
  3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
  4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
  5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
  6. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
  7. Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
  8. When you’re stressed, float a while.
  9. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
  10. No matter the storm, there’s always a rainbow waiting.

About Harry K. Jones

Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.

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