Entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, was not only a mentor, but a friend of mine. He and I had many interesting conversations. He said more than once to me, “What I teach, Rob, needs to not only fall into the mind, but must also edge into the emotions. Then, and only then does it have a positive impact on one’s life.”
Over many years of studying self-help information, I’ve taken Jim’s advice. It’s now obvious to me that both my mind and my emotions must be open to learning before any lesson can bear fruit in my life.
True understanding is a two-part passage – your mental and emotional systems must develop together if you are to mature into the productive, successful, happy human being you dream of experiencing.
Understanding with the mind alone is shallow. It’s only when the emotions get involved, that you assimilate the information deeper. And, the deeper you assimilate it, the more empowering the information becomes.
Mental and emotional thinking are like two Clydesdale horses working cooperatively together – the consequences can be astounding. Your growth and development depends on it.
How might you approach your learning process differently so that you involve your emotions in the learning process?
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Ben Franklin. Do you know how you get involved? When your emotions get involved.