Work In Progress: 10 Benefits of Not Knowing It All
1. You can relax and enjoy your life more if you don'texpect yourself to have all the skills, knowledge, andwisdom to carry you forward into the future.
2. You can open your life to new opportunities andadventures.
3. You can be honest about what you've yet to learn, andappreciate what you already know.
4. You can actively seek out teachers and role modelswithout worrying about what others will think.
5. You can stop defending or making excuses for your "bad"habits, while occasionally or always working to transformyour behavior into "good" habits.
6. You can see that each person around you is a "Work inProgress," too.
7. You can begin each day with a clean slate or sense ofpurpose.
8. You can see endless possibilities before you.
9. You can approach life with the enthusiasm and energy ofa young child.
10. You can continually reinvent yourself based on presentday circumstances, values, and opportunities.
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