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I learned something interesting this week. Not everyone thinks they can learn anything they set their minds too. I can honestly say that when I was told that I was flabbergasted.

I was raised to believe there is nothing I can’t learn. It may take a while and a lot of iterations to get it but I can and will learn it. Evidently this isn’t a universal truth. It should be. I raised my girls in this belief. I didn’t know it isn’t a thing with everyone.

I want to tell you now, no matter who you are and what you are needing to learn, that you can learn it. Your brain can and will accept new information and you will learn. All you have to do is believe that you can.

Start with something small. Learn a new word every day. Miriam-Webster dictionary has a word of the day that you can get on Facebook or Twitter. Dictionary.com has a word of the day too. These are good easy ways to start learning something every day.

Many people had “teachers” who took the desire to learn things away from them. I put “teachers” in quotes because I do not mean just school teachers. We all have myriad people in our lives that have taught us things. Parents, family members, friends, clergy, and so many more people have been essential in our learning journey. All it takes is one person to say “oh this is too hard for you to learn” and we can take it to heart.

When my children did dumb things instead of telling them they were dumb or stupid I would tell them they are too smart to do such dumb things. I didn’t want to impart at any time that I thought they couldn’t do something. So often we have this negative narrative going on in our heads and I in no way wanted to contribute to that.

You can learn anything you want. It may take a long time but you can learn it. I find that if it is something I am interested in it makes it so much easier. I have no interest in learning how to perform surgery, I know I can learn it if I need to or want to but I don’t want to.

Decide, decide that you can do something and then go for it. What do you have to lose?

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