“The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.”
Newton Baker, American public official.
The exciting thing about the world that we live in is that it’s in constant flux and always changing. What we know as truth today may very well be proved fiction by the time the sun comes up tomorrow. Because of this, the “right” or “best” way of doing things is always changing. What this demands of you if you’d really like to keep pace in your sport, field or life is that you must try to maintain an open or beginner’s mind. You must understand that there are always better ways of doing things, new technologies, new training methods and new angles being discovered every day. Rigidly clinging to the same old, same old will only make you stale and ultimately can seriously hold you back. People who think that they have all the answers, who think that their way of doing things is the only right way, who look askance at others who might share new or conflicting ideas are ultimately limiting themselves. Having a closed mind is the best way to be left behind in sports and in life. Be a student of the game and a student of life. Continuously open yourself to new ideas. Explore others beliefs. Be curious about the way things work and the “best” way of doing things. Don’t ever stop learning.