The Most Dangerous Phrase That You Can Speak

That title should start your mind spinning

There are SO MANY potentially dangerous phrases in the human language that it may be difficult to narrow it down to just 1, but when I say “Most Dangerous” I am referring to the phrase’s ability to halt your progress – its ability to stop you in your tracks, when it comes to striving towards gaining new knowledge and abilities…

If you internally embrace the limiting belief that underlies this phrase, it can DESTROY your momentum…
The phrase: “I Know That”…

Sometimes even uttering that phrase can turn off your mind’s ability to receive and process new information, which limits your opportunity to gain new understanding and comprehension of a certain subject / topic…

In other words, that phrase can stifle your ability to LEARN – and when you stop learning, you stop growing…

There is a life philosophy that has existed for generations in the Far East region of our world that demonstrates this concept in an easy-to-understand way…

A martial arts Instructor (Sensei) begins pouring a cup of tea for a student who has exhibited a “know-it-all” attitude…

The cup is filled to its brim, but the Instructor continues to pour the tea…

The Student protests: “Sensei, my cup is full – why do you continue to pour?”

The Sensei counters: “Exactly – how can you fit any more tea (knowledge) into your cup (mind) when it is already full?”

Even though there is a lot of common knowledge in the world, each human being is UNIQUE

Each of us – because we have experienced different things at different times and in different combinations – have our own, unique view of the world around us…and what our place / purpose in this world is…

With that said, we all learn differently – the way one person describes a particular concept to you may leave you with even more questions than when you started, while the way in which a different person explains that same concept to you may actually ignite that light bulb above your head…

It may finally make sense!

So seek out as many different forms of knowledge in which you have an interest as possible – keep an open mind – and then come to your own conclusions….

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