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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Slow Learning vs Long Learning

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Slow Learning vs Long Learning

Written by Steven Griggs |

It seems that throughout my life I have always taken a long time to “Get It”…. I mean sometimes it seems that I have to run into the wall several times or get beat up and slapped around a bit before I “Get it”.

For example: Paying bills by writing checks. I have been on the web since 1996 and it was only three years ago that I finally began to” trust” that my bank account would be safe if I paid my bills online!

This might be what is called being a slow learner…. .

I also refused to trust making remote deposits! I personally had to process and deposit all my checks in person at my bank, every time. I couldn’t do it any other way.

After years and years, I finally saw the light and started making deposits by remote scanner, saving all kinds of time, gas and extra steps…..

Wow! But does that make me a slow learner?

Less Contact with Money and Bills

I recommend doing everything remotely.

My goal is to structure my life so that all my business interests and interaction with money and bills is minimized. Everything is (as much as possible) automated and handled remotely. I want my life to be available to me so I can spend time creating, travelling or just being. No restrictions.

It is my personal goal is to eliminate all contact with paper in my personal and business life.

So I guess my question is: what is a slow learner?

Change is Difficult

I think that most of us have habits and daily routines. For some of us those habits and routines can become very rigid. They become almost hardwired in a way. They also become less visible.

Doing things the same way, day after day, month after month, year after year becomes so automatic that we basically become sleep walkers.

There is a reason for this. The ego personality likes this and needs it. It loves repetition and routine. It needs to know exactly what to expect at all times. No surprises. It feels safe. Secure.

To change, you need to be ready. And when you are ready, you will.

In my case it took a long time to get to the point where I couldn’t stand writing checks and doing banking.

But you can’t be advised or told what to do. No one really ever takes someone else’s advice.  Do they?

I know I don’t.

I need to go through the process to finally understand that I need to change. I don’t know if you are like that, but I think I may just need more time, sometimes a long time…..  to finally “Get It”!

So I say I am a LONG LEARNER, not a slow learner…

Remember. This is a journey and there is no destination. No fast or slow. We never get there, we just keep moving on our journey. Not always in a straight line, but moving nevertheless.

So if you are like me, relax and accept what is, it’s ok to be a long learner.