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Forget about learning more and do this instead

By Marcus Santer

The Sunday Quote:

“Learning more is a clever way to avoid applying what you’ve already learned.”
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I’ve been an absolute master of this in the past.

And who am I kidding?

If I don’t stay aware I can still do it today.

Because I don’t know about you…

But when I’m interested in something I’m like a dry sponge. And I want to absorb absolutely everything I can find on the subject.

Now I used to think this was a good thing.

But I couldn’t help noticing how people less ‘educated’ than myself seemed to be doing so much better than me.

Here’s an example…

Whilst I was taking my YMCA personal fitness trainer qualifications and learning all about human anatomy, strength training, the theory around working with clients and so on.

My buddy was in a gym actually working with clients.

And later on, whilst I was collecting counselling, hypnotherapy and NLP qualifications my buddy was doing voluntary work in an addiction centre in York.

I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

As the poet Lord Herbert so eloquently put it:

“The shortest answer is doing”

Now don’t get me twisted…

There’s nothing wrong with learning.

You’ve just got to make sure you’re not like me and using learning more as an excuse to avoid rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in.

So if you’ve got one of my books, DVD’s or online programs…

Forget about learning more…

For now.

And instead put what you already know to work in your life.

You’ll be glad you did.

Bye for now

Marcus

P.S. There is an exception to this of course.

If you ever get the chance to learn directly from someone who’s a master at what you want to get good at…

Well then, I don’t think you can get enough.

I guess it’s like the apprenticeships of old.

Where you got to work directly with skilled folk and whilst you made the tea, swept the floor and did all the boring stuff you also got exposed to the skill and craftsmanship of the more experienced folk around you.

And in the absence of the apprenticeship… The next best thing is a face to face class or workshop.

The reason I’m saying this is because I’m teaching a PERFECT Qigong weekend in Norway this October and if you want to deepen your practice of simply learn Qigong from someone with 15 years experience to share…

Then make this your next stop.