Learning new ideas and approaches and developing new skills can sometimes be hard work but it’s usually fun and rewarding. It can also be prescriptive which gives some structure to what you’re doing and you can thereby mark progress.
Unlearning is very different as it often involves getting rid of or at least modifying habits (of thought) that have become embedded over the years. Often you don’t even know you’ve got them, they’re so ‘natural’. I guess it’s also a bit scary – letting something go is always harder than adding something on.
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
Are you unlearning anything at the moment?
If not, maybe you should be…
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