Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Learning by Dave Holt

I wanted to share a statement made by Dave Holt in a recent Bowhunter magazine article. We should all adopt his idea about learning. Dave is talking about bowhunting in the article but his words apply to most issues we deal with on a day to day basis.

"Realizing that I'm wrong about an issue can be embarrassing, but learning the truth is far more important. That knowledge helps me build a solid foundation that will pay benefits for a lifetime. For me, even the smallest bit of newfound truth is far more valuable than a few moments of comfort from successfully defending a mistake."

4 comments:

Arthur said...

I'm thinking we all could apply that at least once everyday. Very good quote.

Kristine said...

Wow, that's a good quote. Also, it truly illustrates the best way to approach life.

Anonymous said...

You guys must be wrong a lot more often than me. or is it, "a lot more often than I" ?

Phillip said...

Amen to that one!

I sometimes have to force myself to remember, but there is much to be learned from everyone you encounter if you'll just abide and let it happen.

Absolutes are a dangerous thing... if you think you're absolutely right, then the only alterative is to be absolutely wrong.