It’s one of my favorite times of year. Facebook is filled with first day of school pictures of everyone’s babies as they send them off for another year of learning. However, I have to say my favorite pictures are those of the moms celebrating that they will now have a few quiet hours of freedom during the day again. Of course, there are those of us who are past sending kiddos off to school, and for the most part, we’re happy about it. We’re even happier about the fact that we ourselves are finished with school, right? Not so fast! In this post, I’m going to challenge you to reignite your passion for learning and fire up that old brain again. Never had a passion for learning? That’s okay. It’s never too late to start.
Not only is it never too late to develop a passion for learning, learning throughout our lives should be a priority, and what better thing to be passionate about than one’s health? You may be saying, “I eat right and exercise regularly, isn’t that passionate enough? What more do you want me to do, Lori?” I’m glad you asked. Over the next week, I want you to begin to ponder what you think you know concerning diet and exercise, because next week I’m going to introduce some doctors and concepts that may just challenge what you think you know. It may take a bit for you to wrap your head around some of these ideas. It will take developing what I’ve heard called a “curiosity gene” to take in some of these new ideas.
While it’s natural to get to a certain point in life where we just want to relax and rest on our laurels a bit, we must keep that curiosity gene alive. While resting is nice and necessary, rest for too long and the world will pass you by. You could miss out on some really great things, especially when it comes to health and quality of life, if you’re not up to date on the latest research.
There are many things we know, or we think we know, about diet, health, and disease. In the spirit of being curious, I want to encourage you to open your mind and be ready for some new information in next week’s post, and remember success leaves clues. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
When it comes to optimum health, we must learn to think intensively and critically. We must be open and willing to listen to new ideas and throw out the old when they are proven to be wrong. There are so many amazing discoveries being made that are exciting and encouraging. Living our best life depends on us having the best information and applying it in our lives. Here comes the bus. Are you ready to hop on it with me?