Learning happens constantly and continually. Yes, even during summer vacation!
Every person you meet is your teacher and every environment your classroom. Regardless of where your summer plans have taken you, you have the opportunity to learn from those around you. I don’t care if you are flipping burgers at McDonalds this summer, or if you are on a mission trip to Haiti, you are learning from those around you; at least you should be.
Everybody is smarter than you in some area and they are just waiting to share with you everything they know; you just have to ask. People like to talk about themselves and they love to talk about what they love. If you take the time to listen not only will you learn, but you will be seen as caring, considerate, and an all-around great person.
I’m going to leave it at that; short and sweet. I just wanted to leave you with these three thought provoking quotes about learning from others and to challenge you to intentionally learn from others this summer.
Here they are, enjoy:
“Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.” – H. Jackson Brown
“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” – Confucius
“We meet no ordinary people in our lives.” – C.S. Lewis