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Is It True That You Teach What You Need To Learn?

teach what you need to learn

It has been said for many years that we teach what we most need to learn.  Over the years I have come to realize the truth of the saying. I see it in myself and in others.

 

As I thought about a topic for a blog post today I looked back over my recent posts and realized I had been writing about my “ah ha’s” and the deeper realizations I have been having lately. It then occurred to me we really do teach what we need to learn.

 

It is why we are told in the home based business arena to “learn do teach”.  Meaning we learn something, we implement it and then we teach others how to do it.

 

I have also heard it said we do not truly know something if we cannot teach it.

 

Do you agree?

 

I know for me if I am going to teach something I learn it much more thoroughly.

 

This quote is very true for me and the majority of my blog posts.

 

‘We teach what we need to learn and we write what we need to know’. Gloria Steinem

 

When I write I get a deeper understanding and “knowing” for myself.

 

Giving advice

There are many times when we give others advice that the  same advice is what we should be giving ourselves.  I sometimes get half way through offering advice or solutions to others and realize I may as well be talking to myself.

 

Do you relate?

 

We teach what we need to learn applies to life lessons as well as technical tips. No matter what we teach we are going to learn it better ourselves.

 

We need to remember that sometimes when we preach it is because we need to hear the advice ourselves.

 

Many bloggers “learn do teach”

 

I am sure many bloggers write about topics they want to learn more about. Or they blog about their life experiences or what they have learned in a technical sense.

 

If we have been through something in our lives then whatever we learned from it can help someone else.

 

I believe we can learn from the experiences of other people. If we do not we are going to go through an awful lot of our own learning experiences.

 

Sharing your experiences with others

 

I have often heard it said that it is selfish if we do not share our experiences with others.

 

Think of some of the most famous people you know and how they have been vulnerable enough to share their pasts with us. Oprah is one that springs to mind right away. Wayne Dyer is another. These people have helped countless numbers of people around the globe. I am sure as they shared and helped others so did they heal.

 

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.” Richard Back ― Illusions

 

I would love to hear your thoughts. Is it true we teach what we need to learn? Do you teach what you need to learn?

 

Have an amazing day!

 

sue price

 

 

 

 

 

 

Namaste

 

Sue

 

18 thoughts on “Is It True That You Teach What You Need To Learn?

    1. Sue Price Post author

      It sure is a gift to both ourselves and others when we share our experiences Kelly. It took me a long time to really “get” this one. Thank you for your comment.

  1. Di Downie

    Hi Sue,

    great post!

    I’m with you when you say we can teach what we learn and I feel like I’m sharing what I have learnt rather than teaching.

    I also feel that my intergration of that learning is done when I write and speak with a video or speak the learning with someone.

    Always love your insights Sue

    Thankyou

    Di

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Di,

      Thank you for saying eloquently what I was wanting to say “I also feel that my integration of that learning is done when I write and speak with a video or speak the learning with someone.” It is about integration. I can hear Robert saying that we only know something when we teach it. I love how you put it.

      Thanks for your comment Di.

      Sue

  2. Kristine Christiansen

    I love this Sue!

    Being a blogger, I definitely know the “learn, do, teach” theory for building not only our business, but ourselves in the process.

    I really do believe that you teach what you need to learn, and I loved that you said, “We teach what we need to learn and we write what we need to know.”

    Thanks for the reminder!

    Kristine

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Kristine sometimes I think I blog to learn as I do learn or as Di put it “to integrate my learning”. I think as bloggers we would have very little to blog about if we did not “learn, do, teach”.

      Thank you for your comment.
      Sue

    1. Sue Price Post author

      LOL when I was writing this I kept thinking of you Helen. I know you resonate with the message. Hugs <3

  3. Tara Woodruff

    I Find its true, I write all the time about Personal development and mindset because that is What I personally need the Most work with. So Yes My Friend, I agree with you 100 Percent 🙂

  4. earl hackett

    Lean, do, teach reminds me of something Jim Rohn would say at the beginning of some of his lectures. I’m glad to be here and to share. The value of sharing is you learn and when you share you hear it again.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      That advice may have originated from Jim Rohn Earl. I have heard it so often I am not sure where I first heard it. I agree when we share we do learn. I think many of us do it instinctively. Thank you for your comment.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      It seems many of us do this Yemisi, speak to ourselves when we blog. I love it. 🙂 Thank you for your comment.

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