You (Probably) Already Have The Answer

Taking the posture of a learner is necessary if one wants to lead a rich, full life. At times, though, we allow our endless quest for new knowledge to paralyze us. We become workshop and conference junkies, read every new book on the bestseller list, and are always looking for the next epiphany that will make us better people or push us into more success.

The posture of a learner quickly turns into the posture of an impatient know-it-all:

"Yes, yes, I already know all that, what else do you have for me?"

Okay, but have you tried it?
Do you live it?
Is it part of your workflow?

Sometimes our search for new answers remains fruitless because we've done nothing with the ones we've already been given.

Originally published March 2013