Help Yourself When Enrolled At The School of Hard Knocks
Our conventional education rewards those who succeed in exhibiting their knowledge of books. Students with the ability to memorise rather than the power of creativity are rewarded for their stupendous bookish knowledge. Our dislike of failure comes from the years of schooling that abhors failure. History has countless examples of people who never ceased to imagine, question and discover what intrigued their minds. Success comes to those in abundance who dare to imagine and find solutions that would benefit mankind.
These brave people understand the value of failure to gain knowledge that can lead to the peaks of success. Every bookstore carries a plethora of books on success and we flock to seminars that promise and sell instant success themes to our insecure minds. Our culture adores instant success to such an extent that thoughts of failure or the fact that achieving your goal will take time, shake even the strongest will. The reality is a far cry from our fake belief. There will be obstacles and failures along the way but we must bounce back from the lows.
We all know that a man without values and character is doomed to fail miserably in life. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. So, from the school of hard knocks, Albert Einstein taught us to work selflessly for others, to never stop growing our minds, to love our imagination, to make our thoughts simple enough for others to understand, to live a life of simplicity, to never quit no matter what it takes to succeed and above all, live a life of the highest values and character.
Remember, success is not a straight line, it has curves, valleys and peaks to climb but at the end, it will be worth it! This is an awesome post, Viv. Really inspiring. I never thought Einstein had this type of past. I believed he was a genius since he was born. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Thanks Adam for your note. Einstein is a very interesting character. Thanks Dario for your comment. The school of hard knocks is the most efficient school that I have ever experienced and I am sure a lot of people will agree with me.
Excellent article. Unbelievable how the school of hard knocks is so efficient. Thanks for the reminders.
Thanks Helena for your note. I agree with you about the efficiency of the school of hard knock. Brilliant article. Thanks Viv for this needed article. These are great lessons. I agree, our own hard times can definitely help us develop compassion and understanding for others. So enjoyed reading this today, Lyli.
Most of us, if not all, relate.
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And coloring outside the lines? Also the practical ideas at the end of the post. Going to use them this next week! Thanks, Lyli, for the way you share your heart! I want to be a sponge too, not a rock-hard know it all! Pain is definitely a teacher, sometimes a gentle one and sometimes hard. So grateful for God to ease the rough spots.
I want to stay teachable.
You know? Praise God for His way of healing hard knocks and using scars for His glory! God has been leading me to pray through Psalm 25 for the past several months. I am always amazed at how God speaks to us as His body-people far apart and in different circumstances and situations, but He is leading us in the same direction. Your email address will not be published. Become a Patron! Life will either soften you to the humanity in others, or you become jaded and untractable.
I want to be a sponge, not a rock. I want to be a safe place to land, not a stumbling block. Choose to love and forgive. Click To Tweet. An InLinkz Link-up.
3 Heart Lessons Learned at the School of Hard Knocks
Working effectively with a multi-functional team means being sensitive to the context, understanding the particular perspective of each and what their goals are both globally and in specific reference to the topic at hand, and adapting our behavior accordingly. Step one here is treating the individual as a human being!
If nothing else, you never know who will be your next boss! Do not rest on past successes There is nothing more dangerous to life success than a great last result, is there? Put pressure on ourselves. Critique our days. Give back to society. Be our very best coaches and cheering squads. All of this applies as much to our personal lives as for our business lives. Darwin said it was not the strongest of the species that survived, but the ablest to adapt to change.
Get excited by change. Be part of the most movements that you can. Help shake things up.
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I was a superstar, of course, and I expected the offers to be falling at my feet — but I quickly learned that I needed to go out and look for the roles that I wanted. In doing so, I looked for something that would challenge me and let me learn new things while exposing me to different people see 5! I also took ownership of my learning early on, making sure that I signed up for every possible training that I could benefit from in one way or another.
Make that phone call. Read that book. Do that training. Have the courage to ask that question. Make an effort. Or what about creative brainstorming, getting the team excited behind a common vision, or mentoring interns? Find opportunities to use your strengths, and you will shine. Power of effective communications I was amazing at writing at school, in fact, I was so good that my English teacher would make copies of my essays and hand them out to the rest of the class.
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