Posts Tagged ‘learning’

New Things At Any Stage

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Learning new things at any stage in life is not the hard part.

Adjusting to being a beginner is the part that’s sometimes hard to handle.

If you can come to grips with being brand new and going with it

you’ll find many opportunities available to you at any age.

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Learning to Swim

Monday, December 9th, 2013

No ContactWhat do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning – and some of them many times over – what do you find? That you can swim? Well – life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live! – Alfred Adler

Don’t Doubt

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Don’t doubt in the darkness what you have learned in the light.

Lynn K Thompson


Making Mistakes

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

If you can’t make a mistake, you can’t make anything. — Marva Collins

A Good Teacher

Friday, October 7th, 2011

A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.       Eliphas Levi


Friday, January 7th, 2011

Learning is a lifetime process, but there comes a time when we must stop adding and start updating.    Robert Brault

Winning & Losing

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion some day.     Wilma Rudolph

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.

Dr. Haim Ginott

A Car Story

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

My 18 year old son has been having car troubles.

His car, a 1990 Honda, hasn’t run on it’s own for about a month and has run inconsistently over the past three months even though he has consulted with his uncle, dad, friends, auto shops, online, and by manual in order to diagnose the problem. He’s also replaced various parts none of which have apparently been the cause of the car not running.

When luck is on his side,  the car has started up and for a few precious days has provided much needed transportation. Then, unfortunately it stops running usually at inopportune times like five minutes before a  scheduled work shift.

I told him I thought it was time to take it into a shop.

He told me he wanted to figure it out–that he wanted to do it his way.

I had reservations thinking to myself that this was going to end up costing more in money and time, but I backed off.

He continued to enlist the help of his automotive know how car team yet despite strong effort and new parts, the car is still out of commission.

There was one of those lucky days a week ago or so when it actually started up so my son thought his problems were over. That’s the curious thing about this car problem. The Honda has it’s moments when everything appears to be fine. Unfortunately these moments of bliss are short lived.  As it ended up this last time, the car stalled while my son was out doing some errands. Fortunately, the stall occurred when he pulled into a gas station.  Thankfully the wonderful gas station manager allowed him to keep his car at the station where it remained for nearly a week until late last night when he was able to tow it back home. He is so grateful to this station manager that he says he will now have a new place to fill his tank. (more…)

Regret Nothing

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

The most valuable thing I’ve learned from life is to regret nothing.  Somerset Maugham