Are you comfortable with admitting this?

Recently, a very good friend of mine made a book recommendation. To be honest the title of the book caught my attention, and not necessarily in a good way... I am sure that James Victore chose the title in an effort to catch people's attention. The title of his book is Feck Perfuction. Mr. Victore is an obviously an author, but he is also an artist and graphic designer. He knows how to grab people's attention and used that skill to design his cover.

 His attention-grabbing title (and my friend's recommendation) did get me to open the book and give it a read. I fell right into his artistic trap! Once I got into the book, I realized that, despite the title, there were some gems inside. 

 What stood out to me the most was a quote that I had never heard before. While I may never have heard it before, I knew that it was a quote that we all need to be aware of.  

"Teach your tongue to say, 'I don't know,' and ye shall progress."

  Victore attributed this quote to Maimonides, a Jewish scholar and philosopher. This quote got my wheels turning. When we are young, we think that we know everything. We believe that we are infallible. However, as we age and gain wisdom, I think that we reach a point where we become comfortable with admitting that we don't know everything. AND THAT IS A GREAT THING!

That is when personal or professional growth can occur.

When we believe that we know everything, we begin to avoid seeking out more knowledge. Please do not fall into this trap! The moment that we stop seeking more knowledge, we become comfortable and complacent with what we know. That complacency has the power to stop, or at least slows, our growth as human beings. 

As soon as you stop learning, you stop living! 

Movement is my medicine,

Dr. William "Chip" Bleam

Dr. William "Chip" Bleam


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