Pythagoras interpreted the universe through numbers. He was a philosopher and a mathematician, and he knew the importance of learning. Pythagoras lived a long time ago, but a lot of things have remained the same, like the significance of education for both individuals and society.
Whenever you start something new, you will have a lot to learn. This should not discourage you- in fact it should give you energy. It is similar to the feeling of a new beginning, a fresh start.
It’s important to remain open to new ideas and new information in this life. Being a know-it-all is like shutting the door to great discoveries and opportunities. Keep your door open every day to something new and energizing.
These days, we don’t have many excuses for having a blind spot. We all have access to information with relatively little effort, and, back to the ancient Greeks, Socrates is famed for having said, “There is only one thing I know, and that is I know nothing.” Pretty tough words coming from an esteemed scholar and philosopher, but it opened him up to more knowledge every day. In other words, start every day with a clean slate. Give yourself a new beginning by opening up your mind.
Don’t start a new business, venture or enter a new field thinking you know everything about the field. Don’t make that mistake. There are a lot of hidden aspects in every industry, and you will find out how complex seemingly simple things can be.
Finally never think of learning as being a burden or studying as being boring. It may require some discipline, but it can be an adventure. It can also prepare you for a new beginning.
Take that first step in learning. Use everything in your power to utilize and develop that capability and ability to learn, and you’ll be in for some great surprises. Learning opens you to more knowledge. Learning opens up your mind. Learning is a new beginning.