“We have learned how to do a lot of things. We must try to relearn why.”Flora Lewis
One important aspect of learning is relearning. As you go about improving in a skill, it’s good to go back and refresh yourself on the fundamentals.
When you started, you were a different person than you are now. But as you improve, you gain clarity and strength in your skills. Things might have seemed new, challenging and perhaps even a little hard to fully grasp. You’ve changed. You’ve improved, however so slightly that may be. Relearning allows you to go deeper. Relearning the fundamentals allows you to solidify your foundational knowledge and go beyond your current level of skill.
By re-approaching the basics—or what you (think you) know—you can compare your more developed mind and skill to where you started with a different perspective.
Perspective is everything and will improve your skills even more. Of course, you don’t want to let your re-learning distract you from taking action.
The goal is to remind yourself —
- where you started and how much you’ve learned.
- see what gaps you’ve been overlooking.
- why you decided to learn it in the first place.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #885