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More About Intek - Knowing a Skill vs. Living a Skill

About three weeks ago, I recognized a common phenomenon that's hard to describe.

A lot of times, you know something, but you're not doing it. Or you're not living it regularly.

When you come across information you've already read or seen, the temptation is to say, "I already know this." Okay, you know it - but are you living what you know? If not, you might want to keep studying and practicing on that topic, even if you feel like you "know" it.

When I start reading a book on managing money, or managing time, or setting goals, sometimes I have a reaction. I say, "I already know this." But then I stop myself. Stop. And I ask, "Am I living it?" Okay, I need some goals and I need to look at them regularly. Am I doing it? If not, I'll re-read the section, or watch another video on it.

I'll be honest - it's somewhat boring going through information you've already come across. But it's necessary if you're not doing/living it.

Nacho at the Piano

On Where Pianos Roam

The other day, I took a photo of my nephew Nacho playing my piano.  Maybe he'll want to play some more .  .  .

This brings me back to when I was around his age and started to learn how to play.  In my case, I got totally bored with my lessons and asked my Mom if I could just not take them anymore.  My piano teacher, kind and sweet though she was, drained the fun out of it for me.  Lucky for me, I was kind of a weirdo/loner-type kid, and I would find all sorts of ways to occupy myself without anyone around.  We had keyboards around the house where I grew up so teaching myself to play was the perfectly solitary fun that I needed.

In the case of both my niece and nephew, they are strangely drawn to the instrument.  I'll be giving them simple lessons over the summer just to see how much it sticks.  Who knows, right?  They may be future "Gordons" in the making.

One thing is for sure.  I'm going to make it super duper hella fun!  (Kind of like dancing in the rain or bacon with butterfly wings or something like that!!)

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