Yeah, You May Be Literate, But Can You Unlearn?

Yeah, You May Be Literate, But Can You Unlearn?

“The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ~Alvin Toffler, Futurist 

Our world—the ways in which we conduct business, connect with others, and market products and services—has changed to such a degree over the past decade, that only those who become adept at unlearning outdated modalities and paradigms will survive the pace of changes yet to come.

It’s easier to learn than to unlearn.

A lot of adults approach learning (read: change to the status quo) with suspicion and trepidation, which doesn’t help a change endeavor of any kind.

Not so with children. Think of a child learning something new, something they’re interested in; their faces will light up with eager curiosity. They’re excited by the newness.

Later in life we seem to lose that essential aspect of learning, curiosity, so eager do we become to display what we know, closing doors to conversations that might have been.

We unlearn what we once knew: that the world is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of experiences, with something new to be learned everyday.

We can relearn that.

The single biggest blockage to learning something new is seeing past what you think you already know.

But relearning, when entered into eagerly and conducted with curiosity, can be as meaningful as it is productive.

“It’s what you learn after you think you know it all that counts.” ~John Wooden



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Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

When your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more easily and collaborate more productively. Not only on the job, but also in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses. They are the result of Emotional Intelligence in action.

More details can be found in my recent best seller with co-author Jennifer Eggers:
Resilience: It’s Not About Bouncing Back

The power of resilience within organizations can transform an average company into a powerhouse. Yet, even in times of rapid disruptive change, there is no manual for building resilient organizations. This book is that manual.

“If you  want to build more resilience intentionally—personally and professionally—read this book.
~
Fran Karamousis, Chief  of Research, Gartner

 

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