Beginner’s Mind by Mary K Weinhagen

Mary K WeinhagenReady to start a new year with a beginner’s mind? You may be surprised at all there is to learn! Each day provides us with a new beginning. This is especially meaningful when we approach each day with a beginner’s mind. If you find you experience some resistance at being seen as a ‘beginner’ at anything, you may be short changing yourself in the learning department. Chris Majer, author of The Power to Transform tells us that ‘we start the process of authentic learning by becoming a beginner.‘ The power of this comes out of accepting three things:

  • The awareness that pretending you know something you don’t know keeps you away from developing the level of competence that can lead to your success.
  • The need for a competent coach,
  • Authentic learning is more important and valuable than looking cool.

NULL That last point may be the most challenging of the three. I certainly have become aware, as a result doing the work called for in The Power to Transform over the past few months, that making a decision to learn something new means risking looking very uncool. More than that, deciding to release what I think I know… in favor of approaching everything as a beginner, has revealed to me a much harsher ‘inner critic’ blasting me continually. And yet it’s also revealed to me just how much my assumption that I knew anything, was getting in the way of the real learning that was available to me. Today, I’m happy to share with great enthusiasm that I am a beginner. I celebrate the new beginning each day brings and know that now I move with peaceful acceptance, letting the process unfold while I practice my way to competence in a variety of areas. How about you? Ready to start a new year with a beginner’s mind? You may be surprised at all there is to learn! Mary K ¸..· ´¨¨)) -:¦:- ¸.·´ .·´¨¨)) ((¸¸.·´ ..·´ -:¦:- -:¦:- ((¸¸.·´* Light EXPECT MIRACLES!


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