When the student is ready…

I am sure you heard the saying: When the student is ready, the teacher will come. Meaning, when you are ready to understand you will hear the message.

Have you ever attended a workshop or seminar, gone home and never used anything you had learned there?
Have you ever read a book or listened to a CD course, thought it was great stuff but never used it in real life?

Most of us who are working on our personal growth will have had this experience to a certain extend. Often we are just not ready for all that books, audio programs or workshops try to teach us and we only get part of the message. But that is ok as long as we get that part and integrate it into our lives.

But more often than not people attend seminars or workshops to get all hyped up and after being back in their everyday life, all is forgotten and they are looking for the next “shot”. Even though some of my collegues might not be too happy with what I say here but if you don’t take at least one thing from a book you liked, a course you did or a seminar you attended and put it into action, you have probably wasted your time.

I suggest that after each training event you attend, each self-help book you read, each course you listen to, make sure you take at least one lesson and integrate that into your life before you move on.

Time is so precious and there are so many lessons to learn in life that we really have to take what is offered to us and use it to the best of our abilities.