I spent the first day off today from weeks of working on creating my workshops. It felt good to just relax. I had originally planned to take a one-day road trip on my bike. I have not taken any one-day or two-day trips at all this year.
With Gwynne away and other things that came up, though, I stayed in and decided to listen to some old music, to really remember the music I love and the time spent listening to it way back then. I listened to favorites from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Music is something that just brings good memories to me, thinking back to when I heard it first, or activities I was doing when I heard a song for the first time or the many times I have heard bands over the years playing in clubs and smaller venues.
I watched so many of them today on YouTube. It was great to see some of the live shots from years ago that someone had and uploaded to YouTube. It was great to see the videos from some songs I’ve not listened to in a long time.
Well, the song that caught my eye with this week’s theme has lyrics that have nothing to do with the idea of screw-ups leading to success. The name of the song made me think of all the mistakes I made in my life and had to learn from. The song was one by Men at Work called “It’s a Mistake.”
Over the years I have made so many of those screw-ups and, the thing I know is that I will always be learning from future mistakes. I am always making those changes in life and looking for areas to learn. I researched a few areas that I want to learn some new things about over the next few years. After all, life cannot be doing the same thing and expecting different results.
So, while today is not going to be filled with a great story, it is filled with a challenge. If you have made mistakes and learned from them, what else can you learn? In his book, The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferris tells of the many things he learned to do when he built the time in his life and set up himself for success to do it. So I want to leave you with a challenge today: what are 10 things you can learn to do in the next two years?
Here are some ideas for me: play guitar, skydive, go climbing, take a white water rafting trip. Those are just some ideas. What’s yours? Leave them in the comments section below.