Char of life-long learners LO5639

Scott R. Cypher (
Thu, 15 Feb 1996 06:01:51 -0400

Replying to LO5610 --

Okay, Rol, maybe we're violently agreeing. I don't hear much difference
between what you and I are saying, except that you have choice and
motivation (to me an outcome) as the focal point, and I have motivators
and choice (as an input or signal) as the focus. I agree we learn from
others. I agree learning to be motivated (no matter what the method by
which I do so) is the required first step in being a life long learner.

When I hear you talk about being motivated, I think about our ability to
live in the present, rather than in the past (reminiscing) or in the
future (hoping). This weekend I learned that living in the present is
doing the one thing that is most important to you at that moment in time.
I also must understand why that one thing is most important to me. Its
"Being" rather than doing. I shelved many things I had on my plate this
weekend to see someone who was the most important thing to me at that
moment in time. Telling her that was a very powerful message, and I felt
powerful in realizing this lesson.

How often do we learn such valuable lessons for ourselves, about
ourselves? I can learn to be motivated from others, but I can also learn
to be motivated from myself.

Scott R.Cypher
"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I been trying to
hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me."
Dave, age 8

-- (Scott R. Cypher)

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