Monday, December 9, 2019

Are you teachable?

From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

Let me ask you something.

Are you teachable, or do you think you already know everything and have trouble learning from the advice of others?

Former U.S. president, Woodrow Wilson, once said, “I not only use all the brains I have, but all that I can borrow.”

In other words, we can learn so much from the wisdom of others if only we are willing to learn.

Back in university I was attending a night course in microeconomics.

My major was biology so, to say the least, I was a little light on know how in the economics department.

However, my older brother was the teaching assistant for that class and he told me to ask a question about a current economic trend of that time.

It meant nothing to me but when I asked the question the professor thought I was brilliant!

He noted that the nature of the question showed a keen insight into the situation at hand, which was completely unknown to me prior to my brother sharing his wisdom.

I went from class dunce to Rhodes Scholar all because I had the opportunity to “borrow” the wisdom of another who was more knowledgeable than me.

Is your pride holding you back today?

C’mon, be honest.

You don’t know everything but if you are willing to learn from others instead of trying to ‘go it alone’ you can grow in wisdom.

All it takes is a humble heart.

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