Motivational Moments: Learning something new is a life learning experience

stockvault-boat143785I recently learned some interesting things about myself. One of the things I learned was that I am the kind of person who is always excited about learning something new. This is exactly who I am! I look at every experience as a life learning one. Whether the lesson is good or bad it is still a lesson to be learned somewhere along the way.

I remember when I was young and my best friend’s mother was still in school taking college classes along with us. She stated that as long as her job would pay for them, she was going to take advantage of the classes and learn everything she could about any subject. I was so amazed at that time but now I find myself being the same way. I am always reading something or studying something that I feel will make me more knowledgeable about something. I also find myself doing more research than I ever have in my life. If I am interested, I will find the information to make it clear to me. This is all about bettering myself and teaching myself to grow.

Every day is another opportunity for you to grow and learn something new. Be it taking a class or just picking up a book and reading about something you’ve always had an interest in. There are also many short term classes that you could take to learn a trade if you like. If you have an interest in fixing up your house, there are classes to take for that. There are even free classes out there if you look hard enough.

One thing I’ve found to be true of everyone no matter their social background, learning is something that most everyone enjoys doing when there is an interest in that subject. It’s wonderful to see a person who has just learned something new and is eager to share what they’ve learned. I think of some of the children that I use to work with and how excited they were each day to learn. They came in each day with an expectancy to learn and they expected me to teach it to them. This is how we all should start each day. We should expect to be wowed by something new and exciting!

And as always, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at

July 9, 2015
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