19 June 2008

Effective People

by mo

I’m currently reading…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey

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I came across a paragraph that stuck out for me, and just wanted to share it:

“If you don’t let a teacher know at what level you are – by asking a questions, or revealing your ignorance - you will not learn or grow. You cannot pretend for long, for you will eventually be found out. Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.”

This was immediately followed by the next powerful statement.

“Thoreau taught, How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time?