The Best Classrooms Don't Have Four Walls

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Quit thinking and start living

It’s never the mere accumulation of more information that is ever going to change our lives, it’s going out there and being engaged in having more experiences.
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Head knowledge, books, courses, certification and everything else doesn’t mean a thing without actually going out into the world and applying what you’ve learned on an experiential level.
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I had a client about a year ago from the Netherlands who was SMART! Seriously one of the smartest women I had ever met. She knew all sorts of amazing things, she was CRAZY smart, but here’s the thing, she wasn’t very fulfilled!
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How the hell can you be so well rounded, so intelligent and not be fulfilled, right?
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See, she was really good at going WIDE in learning all sorts of new things, she LOVED learning, but the thing was, while she was going WIDE in her knowledge, she wasn’t really going DEEP in any of it.
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She was learning to prepare... but all that preparation led to nothing much... well, maybe she was a good conversationalist at dinner party’s.
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See, she was learning, but she living, she wasn’t having any experiences. There was a whole lot of thinking and preparing going on, but not a whole lot of actual living.
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The simple prescription over six months?
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No more head learning, we’re gonna do some DEEP learning. Quit living a life of perpetual preparation, and go create some experiences.
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Now that was more living in six months than I think most people live in a decade.
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And you know what she came back and told me once our six months of coaching concluded?
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“I LEARNED more about who I am in the last three months than I ever had in my 37 years.”
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How’s that for some ACTUAL, DEEP learning?

Travis Barton