My son called me last week very excited. He got a hold of a CD from business expert Jim Collins; Good to Great. He loved it. Craig always struggled with the curriculum in school. As soon as he finished his “formal education” that’s when he began to learn. He found mentors among successful people he knew and introduced himself to the business leaders he wanted to meet. Craig now has a top team of teachers who are helping him accomplish remarkable achievements in learning.
I’m the same way. I took work-study classes to get me to high school graduation and completed only a couple of semesters of college courses. Yet, I never stopped learning. My interests are many and I intentionally find the best teachers to learn from. I take a current events class, most weeks you’ll find me in attendance at the local council for global affairs. I am blessed to be able to pursue what interests me and learn it from the best. How does a bad student learn? Find a great teacher who teaches interesting things.
I am at the very dawn of my career.
I know exactly where I want
this journey to lead.
You know, too;
time and again I have asked You
to take me there and now
I ask You once again.
I also ask that You grant me
wisdom in the journey.
Teach me to embrace each challenge
as a new lesson learned.
Help me recognize the joy of the work
the unexpected truth
that there is as much delight
in the process as there is in the result.
Open my eyes that I might recognize my work
as a service to those around me,
teach me to cherish my career
for the good it enables me to do.
And when I have at last reached my goal,
remind me that I did so with You at my side,
so that I may offer you my gratitude
not only for what I have accomplished through You,
but also for who I have become.
- Abigail Wurdeman