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Zen Jeweler: Paying Doesn’t Provide Knowledge

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Parables by Jeff MccandlessPeople have difficulty learning  
anything unless they write a check to learn it.
 
 
And even then the lesson usually doesn’t hold power for long. 
 
Take Pilates. You pay for it, you finish the class, and you don’t ever do it at home. Wasted money. 
 
In business, you call in a consultant, you pay that person, you send that person home, and you put the new manual on the shelf with all the other old manuals that have said the same thing.  
 
So here’s the thing. There’s apparently satisfaction derived from paying to pretend to learn new things. But here’s something of value, for free.  
 
This needs to be remembered and implemented daily: It’s not the act of paying that provides knowledge, it’s the act of learning that provides knowledge. 
 
THE TAKEAWAY: Unless you can learn to learn again, put your checkbook away.

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