I’ll never forget this wonderful woman we met during our Rapid Result Retreats back in 2013. At 86 years young, she radiated intelligence, experience, and wit. As we learned from her through stories of her majestically travels to places such as Machu Picchu and Sierra Leone, we also discovered she opened an elementary school in Washington over 20 years ago, which challenged the status quo of traditional education and helped produce phenomenal young adults.
What was most fascinating, however, was her ability to not only share historical facts as if she were a historian by trade (she wasn’t), but to also have deep and meaningful conversations about current events around the world as well as the future on nearly any topic. She proved to be so incredibly astute that at one point, my fiancé leaned towards me and whispered “She’s either Einstein’s sister or Mother’s Theresa daughter, what’s your guess?”
Next to her sat a proud younger sister clearly moved by her sister’s stories. Though only a few years apart, there was a clear difference in how they went about life. Her younger sister being retired for 20 years, mentioned retirement life wasn’t as exciting as she thought it would be, though she was happy to be out of a job she that wasn’t really her passion. She exclaimed if she could do it all over again she “wished to have done it more like my sister”.
When you take a step back and compare the two, which one is more like you?
The person who continues to learn, grow and find new ways to expand their life knowledge and experience… or the person who has been so busy just trying to get through the stuff in front of you that you are finally “finished” and a bit bored, not sure what to do next?
Though travels and philanthropy may be standouts, the true difference in these two people is the personal curriculum these people set up to guide their life. Remember there is a reason why desks get bigger throughout school, obviously we are (physically) growing, but applied metaphorically our depth of knowledge is growing as well. Learning and growing is an area of life that should never stop, even after school!
In today’s episode, I’ll discuss the importance of setting up a curriculum for life, and how to do so!
Hope you have an AMAZING WEEK!
PS: Leave us a comment on the blog and share a bit of what you decided to add to your personal life curriculum!
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