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.
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!