Learning that is.
We strive; we set goals. We use phrases like “I’m getting there” (or at least I do) to indicate our progress toward a set point; a destination.
What if we’ve got it all wrong?
What if the main reason we should set goals is so that we stay engaged with the doing; with the learning; whether we get to our destination or not?
What if all our focus is on where we want to be; does that mean we’re not here, in the here and now?
Skiing with my friend Mike a few weeks before Christmas up at the Nordic Centre here in Canmore, we ran into Brian McKeever. Brian won triple gold medals at both the 2010 and 2014 Paralympics (visually impaired; Cross Country skiing) and was actually named on the 2010 Canadian Olympic team before being replaced by another skier; narrowly missing out on being the first athlete to compete in both the Paralympics and Olympics the same year.
Now, the reason I mention all this is that Brian said something interesting after asking how I was doing.
“Still out here trying to learn to ski” I said.
“Aren’t we all” replied Brian…
Yep, the same Brian; still learning how to ski.
You and me; and Brian.
We’re not done yet.
Happy 2016 🙂