Imagine crossing a river.
Your mode of transport is a sturdy, well-built raft.
Once you dock, instead of leaving the raft, you drag it out of the river and carry it on your back.
All day, every day.
This would be seen as crazy behaviour.
And yet you and I do it.
The Raft is your learning.
Sometimes we’re so focused on our own learning, discovering the next new thing, striving to be better that we forget to apply what we’ve learned.
I wish I had a pound for every time I’ve said:
‘The secret isn’t in the knowing it’s in the doing’
As well as good learning, you also need to leave behind bad learning.
Experiences that no longer serve you.
It’s difficult to do this. But, just as the water you sailed across on the raft is no longer there, the experience; the hurt, the pain, the challenges they have also gone.
It’s only your memory that you’re referring to.
And you know how unreliable that can be.
It’s time to leave the raft and use what you know.
This newsletter was inspired by Buddha’s parable of The Raft.
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