We are living in an age of "instant gratification". Everything is happening fast. Everything is moving fast. The faster the better...
These days we associate success with speed. In business, we need results...fast. We want the solution to any problem...fast. People are even being taught that if they want to be successful and have the image of being successful, they have to walk fast and move fast.
While there is nothing wrong with speed or getting things done fast, it becomes dangerous when we lose perspective and just become obsessed with the idea of getting everything quickly...or seeing results fast.
In a world with modern technology, we are developing a culture where people just want everything and they want it fast. We get spoilt and the average attention span of the individual today is measured in seconds. If you cannot capture an individual's attention within the first few seconds, you've lost him.
I even see it in normal person-to-person conversations. If person "A" doesn't say something that is personal or very exciting to person "B", within a matter of moments person "B" would start fiddling with his cell-phone or get distracted by someone or something else.
When he is asked for a response, it would sometimes be some silly response or he would just have no response at all...clearly not having an idea about what the other person was saying.
It is the same in potential business opportunities. It is almost as if people either expect things to magically happen or it has to be done for them. It's as if people have lost touch with reality. They see or read about an opportunity, get involved, and just see dollar signs. And then they want to sit back and watch those dollars come marching in the front door.
We need to realize that we cannot have the apple if we didn't plant the tree first.
Secondly, we need to develop a willingness to always continue learning.
It is dangerous when you reach the point where you become un-teachable.
I recall a story that I have known for many years.
It is about a very highly educated professor who heard about a wise old Japanese master. From everything he has heard, he realized that he actually might learn something from this old Japanese master.
So, he set out and managed to make contact with the old master and made arrangements to visit and spend some time with the old Japanese master.
On arrival, the old Japanese master welcomed him in a friendly manner and invited him to sit down so they can first enjoy a cup of tea.
The old master's wife left the room to prepare some tea for them.
While waiting for the master's wife, the professor thought it well to start telling the old Japanese master about all his achievements and discoveries. While he was still telling the master about all his awards and the knowledge he has gained over the years, the master's wife returned with the tea to be served.
The master's wife neatly placed the tray with the tea-pot and cups on the little table between the two men. The master picked up the tea-pot and without saying a word, just started pouring some tea into the professor's cup while the professor was still talking.
Soon, the cup was full and the tea started spilling over into the saucer. Yet, the old Japanese master calmly kept pouring. Eventually, the tea started spilling over onto the table.
The professor noticed this by now and nervously jumped up while pointing out to the master that he is spilling the tea.
The master stopped and calmly said: "Just like cup was too full, your head too full. No space for me to put any knowledge. First, empty head to make space, then we can put knowledge again."
Learning never stops. The school of life ends the day we leave this earth.
Every day that we wake up, is an opportunity to learn something new or improve a skill that we have.
Be Willing To Change
Don't get so set in your ways that you are not willing to change.
There is a saying that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. Hey, remove that saying from your vocabulary...you're not a dog to start off with...lol.
There are two statements that we hear often these days...
- "Wow, these are stressful times we are living in right now!" or
- "Wow, we are living in exciting times!"
Which one do you choose to believe? Please note, I did not ask "which one do you believe"... I asked, "Which one do you choose to believe"...
Everything in life is a choice. It doesn't matter which of the two statements you choose to believe, you will find people to support that belief.
So, who are you going to listen to? Is your glass half-empty or is it half-full?
What you believe is what matters. If you say you can, you're right. If you say you can't, you're right. Which is it going to be?
The fact that nobody can deny, is that things are rapidly changing. It's not going to happen soon. It's here! And crypto is here to stay.
You can call it a gimmick. You can call what's happening to bitcoin right now a bubble, you can call it whatever you want. It's here and it's here to stay. The world as we know it is going to change. It is busy changing.
Are you going to be willing to change and learn about what is happening or are you going to resist and "refuse to change"?
Billionaires are investing their assets in crypto. Multi-Billion dollar companies are investing their assets in crypto. That is what they call "smart money". These people know what they are doing and they would not make these moves blindly.
Do you still want to know why you should never stop learning?
Join any of the communities (one or more) on the #Hive blockchain and learn about crypto. Even better, while you learn about crypto, start earning while you are learning.
If you want to learn more about marketing, join the Click Track Profit community.
If you want to learn about crypto and finances, join the #LEOFINANCE community.
Whatever your interest is, there is a very good chance that you will find a community on that topic.