The past few days, I have been attending a training for a new skill that I have been curious about, and decided to invest in learning. I love learning new things, and it seemed like the time was right.
With the aquisition of a new skill, there is usually a new vocabulary, protocol, set of assumptions, and a new desired outcome. Today, after two days of this training and one more tomorrow, I am exhausted. This adventure is requiring me to suspend my ideas about how things should be done. And this is no easy task.
I think we each have no idea about the strength of the values we hold, the lenses we look through, and the unconscious nature of many or even most of our actions. It is not until you consiously try to embark on something new that you see how difficult this is. And yet, it is so worth it, to acquire the new.