No, I don’t have to attend that workshop, I have a degree, I’m qualified.
No need to get a mentor, I have got this under control.
I don’t need to read the user manual, I know how to use this.
No need to read the whole book, I can just glance over the back summary… I get it.
I don’t need to hear your whole pitch, just show me the summary slide… got it.
No, I already heard about your vacation… remember, I saw the Instagram feed.
Him, why would I go out with him? I went though his social media timeline and profile, I know his kind.
You are probably smart enough to ‘get it’ merely by reading the 140 character summary of just about anything.
But of course, that does not mean you understand it, or that it changed you.
All it means is that you were quickly able to sort it into an appropriate category, to make a decision about where it belongs in your mental filing cabinet.
The best experiences and the biggest ideas do not fit into a category. They change it. They do not get filed away, they transform us.
It is entirely possible that you can process and file more information than anyone who has come before you.
And quite likely that this filing is preventing you from growing and changing and confronting the fear that is holding you back.
You get it? No you don’t. Not yet. Because all you have gotten is a tweet.
Read the book. The whole thing. Use the product. A few times. More than a few times.
Immersed. It can change you.