The stages of learning …!

The stages of learning …!

I’ve always loved this poem written by Portia Nelson, so I thought I would share it with you.  It is profound. What can YOU learn from it?

CHAPTER 1:

I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in.  I am lost … I am hopeless.  It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.

CHAPTER 2:

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in the same place. But it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.

CHAPTER 3:

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in … it’s a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

CHAPTER 4:

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

CHAPTER 5:

I walk down a different street.

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