On Learning

If we stop learning today, we stop teaching tomorrow.”

— Howard Hendricks
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  • Gary

    I love learning and have decided to really allow God to teach in each life situation. Because my actions are teaching my children, grandchildren and others in my sphere of influence, I really need to be true to self and beliefs. If not, then the lessons will not be absorbed the way God wants them to be.

  • Deborah

    I like to have sound bites that fit in my pocket.
    This one definately qualifies!

  • http://lauradroege.wordpress.com Laura Droege

    Thanks for the thought-provoking quote. Maybe this is one reason that people who are curious are the best teachers; they realize that they don’t know everything there is to know on a given subject, feel compelled to explore it further, to keep learning, and then, because they’re inevitably excited about what they’ve learned, they have to share it with others.

  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    True Michael. Teaching has its genesis in contiual learning.

    Another of my favorite learning quotes:

    “In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” ~ Eric Hoffer

    • http://twitter.com/NowInANutshell @NowInANutshell

      I agree with the quote you shared, Ryan. Eric Hoffer said it well. Where is the adventure in having known all you have to know? Thanks! These quotes are leading me to ask more. Hoping my questions are right. And if they are not, I also hope I get to learn that soon. Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/NowInANutshell @NowInANutshell

    There is a parallel quote I often hear from my leaders at church, “If you stop growing, you stop leading.” And by continuous learning we thrive. Teaching is a way of sharing and passing on our knowledge and wisdom to others. If there is a dry wellspring within, what can they actually draw from us?

  • http://larryhehn.com Larry Hehn

    I am reminded of my pastor. He has been blessed with some great mentors. It is wonderful to now benefit – and see others benefit – from his mentoring, and know that we too will be able to pay it forward.

  • http://curtismarshall.tumblr.com Curtis Marshall

    Love this quote!

    Unfortunately, many continue to attempt to teach after they’ve stopped learning. There is an epidemic of un-learning professors in academia who continue to teach regurgitation rather than critical thinking/learning because that is all that they know.

  • http://www.validleadership.com James Castellano

    A simple, yet profound statement.

  • http://www.hearthope.org Olga Griffin

    Very true! As a former high school teacher and now a Bible teacher, I have seen the importance of life-long learning.

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    I am reminded of the saying by Henry Ford, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ”