You have to be the type of person that generates positive energy and avoids negative energy, instead of fortifying it.
~ Stephen Covey
It is said that in order to learn, the first step is to empty ourselves of our preconceived notions, you can find wisdom in emptiness. One can not fill a cup which is already full. The hollow insides of the bamboo tree reminds us that we are often too full of ourselves and our own conclusions; we have no space for anything else. In order to receive knowledge and wisdom from both nature and people, we have to be open to that which is new and different. When you empty your mind of your prejudices and pride and fear, you become open to the possibilities. In order to grow and to stay vibrant you must keep learning and improving what you think you know. Sometimes to become a better person you have to unlearn what you’ve learnt over the years. Possibilities are endless when we are open to new ideas and new ways of thinking. The best way to become a better version of you is to become each day like a child, full of energy, curiosity and adventure. You are never to old to learn or to be humble when you don’t know or to acknowledge those that know more than you. Remember, consistency is the evidence of belief. Keep smiling at the person in the mirror.
Whenever you find great achievement, you find an individual who is absolutely clear about what he or she wants to do, and who is willing to do whatever it takes, for however long it takes, to achieve it.
~ Brian Tracy