As highly sensitive people, most of us have a natural curiosity about the world and have a passion for learning. Sometimes we may want to explore something, but have no idea where to start. The good news is that there are “teachers” all around us.
They come disguised as people from all walks of life. Life lessons may arise from everyday situations that happen to us, both good and bad. Your next teacher could be a neighbor, friend, co-worker, acquaintance, hairdresser, or even a stranger that you strike up a conversation with on the train.
The best way to discover these hidden helpers is by taking an interest in other people. Find out what they love to do and the types of things they are good at. Share with them your interests and what you would like to know more about.
Most people are eager to share their knowledge and will want to help you. Always offer them a gracious ear. If you’re willing to listen and learn, you can benefit a great deal from the personal experiences of others.
I write these blog posts from my highly sensitive point of view. I want to give you ideas that can help you improve and challenge yourself. I also love getting comments and corresponding with my audience…because I know I can learn from you too!
You can also let life itself be your teacher. Whenever possible, ask yourself the question, What can I learn from this? If you’re always looking for the lesson, you’ll get the maximum benefit from your experiences, and every one of them can bring you closer to achieving your goals. Think of your mistakes as nothing more than stepping-stones to learning.
And of course, there’s also great value in mentoring other people. When you share what you know, not only will you have the gratification of helping others, but also the chance to solidify and improve your own knowledge. That sounds like a win-win situation to me!
Keep an open mind, and be ready to receive all the hidden help that surrounds you! You can never have enough inspiration and support in your life! Sometimes the best advice can come from a totally unexpected place. Pay attention! And if you see others in need of help, reach out if you can.
Who are your best teachers? Have you ever found a great mentor in an unexpected place? Do you take the time to mentor other people? Do you see your mistakes as learning opportunities? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.
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