Being open to new things

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Being open to learn new things

I have learned a lot these last few years since my separation and divorce, I learned change is good, I learned what I will except in my life and what is an absolute deal breaker, I learned lessons from trusting people and being hurt from them, I learned I am okay on my own but the biggest lesson I’ve learned is to be open to learning.

Yes, you have to be open to learning otherwise you stay stagnant and close minded. These lessons taught me so much about who I am and what I am made out of. I realized you will never be too old to learn new tricks and if you ever feel that you are too smart to learn something new, then you are truly a moron.

I remember having this argument with my ex, he would say a leopard can’t change its spots. I believe that yes, a leopard can change its spots,┬áno one has to stay in the same situation, keep doing things over and over the same way expecting different results, that’s just insanity, it’s up to you to decide to change and learn a different behavior.

Since buying this house I have learned how to do a lot of things I never thought I was capable of. Starting with taking care of myself, going through negotiations and bank mortgages, paperwork and many decisions I had never made on my own before.

I learned how to do things in my home out of the necessity of trying to save some money. I learned how to put down hard wood floors, how to put up closets, change light fixtures and now how to put up a fence and do a paver patio. I am excited about learning all of these things and grateful that I am open minded enough to try.

I remember when I was doing my triathlon everyone had their age marked on their calves as I was running thinking I can’t do this, this women runs by me. Her calf said 79, yes 79 and she was running past me! Look she didn’t let her age stop her, she learned that age is just a number and yes you can do anything you set your mind to. This gave me the courage to go on, she was my inspiration to always keep trying new things at any age.

I want to keep learning and keep an open mind until I no longer have a mind left. Because it is when you think you can’t learn anything new that you are dead.

So today my friends, have an open mind, try new things, never think your too old to learn new tricks, know a leopard can change its spots and be open to learn new lessons. ..it’s amazing what you can learn when you try.

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