There’s no speed limit…

(Thanks goes to Dan Hixon for pointing this out in the comments from another post)

Here’s an interesting piece on the truth about learning. Derek Sivers illustrates with a personal story how a wise mentor taught him the value of time, passion, and true learning. In today’s world, we see learning as a form of work – the dreaded kind. Too often learning is seen as necessary and mundane, when in fact true learning (the internally-born, self-motivated kind) is exhilarating, wondrous, and inspirational. It energizes the learner, and produces passion of the driving variety – that is to say it moves the learner to action, and eventually creation. This is a great source of true happiness in life.

…“the standard pace is for chumps”…the system is designed so anyone can keep up. If you’re more driven than “just anyone” – you can do so much more than anyone expects. And this applies to ALL of life – not just school.


Is there something you can start learning today? Maybe something you’ve been waiting to pick up until you found “the right time”. What would happen if you just started? Today? Now?

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