You Learned Something This Week. Celebrate It!
That’s right, you learned. Something new that you did not have on Monday. Or Tuesday, or even yesterday. You now have more, enhanced, complex, or even clearer knowledge, skills, or beliefs than you started the week with.
You may not now be a brain surgeon or rocket scientist, but there has been some shift in where you are as a result of your experiences, reflection, work, studies, or self-care.
Perhaps you now have deeper questions, or are more unsettled about something, or even find yourself in an in-between (or liminal) space where you may be aware of something that shifted, but unable to clearly articulate or make sense of it.
Rather than trying to debrief or build upon it (at least for now!), let’s start off with merely recognizing that we learned something. How profound or complex or simple it is may not be as valuable as our recognizing that it happened. First step first.
Celebrate this learning. Celebrate your awareness of it. Be present to this shift, and we can make sense of it later, something that will be much easier once we admit it is there.
Simple. Value-free. Non-judgmental.
Do you see what we are doing, in merely stating the change? We are opening the door to new opportunities for us to grow, ones that may be more challenging without this initial self-awareness. It is otherwise so easy to say nothing changes, when in fact everything does.
So, whether your learning was profound or apparent, professional or personal, transformative or incremental, you learned something this week. Celebrate it.
This is the final day of a 5-day challenge that was cross-posted on both my website https://jeffreykeefer.com/blog and on Facebook https://facebook.com/groups/primalaccountability to try to make this as accessible as possible.