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How Teachable Are You?

If you want success in your life you will need to not only answer this question, but you will need to take the necessary steps to ensure that success.

There are two variables which determine whether a person is really teachable or not.  The first variable is based upon your willingness to learn things you did not previously know.  On a scale of one to ten, how willing are you to learn?  Most people will score themselves initially higher than they really are, because they do not realize teachability means we have a desire to never stop learning, and never stop desiring to be teachable.  One of the ways to understand your true teachability is to ask yourself a series of questions,“What are you willing to do to learn and continue to be teachable?  What are you willing to invest to continue to learn and be teachable?  How much of your time and life are you willing to give to continue to learn and be teachable? In fact how willing are you to really learn and be teachable?” The bottom line, for each one of us is, what are we willing to give up in order to learn what it means to be successful to and reach your full potential?

The second variable which determines how teachable you are is seen in the answer to the question, “How willing are you to accept change in your life?”  If you are not happy with your life, and who you are right now, you need to understand you have developed patterns, habits, thoughts and attitudes that are going to need to be changed and this require us to be willing to change. Dr. Phil has a question he asks over and over again of people whose lives are messed up in some way.  He asks, “How is this working for you?” The reality is, if we really want a different outcome for our life from where we currently are, we must be willing to change to bring about the change we want and is necessary, if we want to be successful. The second variable to being teachable forces you to answer the questions, “Are you willing to change, willing to change the way you feel about things, the way you think about things and even the way you do things?” Remember your ability to be teachable involves both the variable of your willingness to learn and your willingness to change.

I wonder if you realize, just how important this issue of being teachable really is to your personal growth and development? Have you ever stopped to think about the number of times you have responded to someone with a, “ya but”statement, especially if they have tried to give you some helpful advice? Have you ever said things like, “but you don’t understand” OR, “I have tried that in the past and it did not work” OR, “I cannot do that because ...” and then you give a list of “reasons” as to why nothing will help. The truth is, often things will not work because you are not teachable or willing to change. Before you can change us you must be prepared to move outside of your comfort box, because only to the extent you are willing to do that will you be open to change and be teachable.

Your success is very much dependant upon your willingness to be teachable, so let me as you, “How teachable are you, really?

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