The desire to learn is everything. 9.28.11

by Aaron K.

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The desire to learn is everything. 9.28.11

Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights. (Proverbs 18:15 MSG)

What main overarching quality whether in business or personal life should one look for in finding the right person? The world would say education, recommendations, experience, resume…all great and valuable things. Yet I always think, what one factor most greatly predicts ones ability to thrive and flourish above the rest. I am becoming more and more convinced…ones internal drive to learn and understand is key. For that desire to learn is the only thing that can carry one through the discouragement and setbacks in life and career…for they truly want to learn, proving there is no end to their potential. Action. My sons, in life focus more intently on your character, fanning the flame of your desire to learn, don’t worry so much about a specific skill, for the skills of job and life are easily learned. It will be your character and desire to learn that will most greatly determine your ability to thrive. For all men are brought to breaking points in life and the ones that have a hunger to learn are the ones that make it through…some of the brightest minds in the world quit in their honorable pursuits for their drive and motives hinge far too much on the ebb and flow of results. The desire to grow in wisdom is pure and God honoring, carrying a man through.