If there was something really important to learn at age five – but we missed it, does it really matter whether we learn it at six?
We don’t need to shout out, “I was an idiot” or mutter “why didn’t I learn that before?”
Where and when we come to realize something isn’t important. It is elusive – we might just forget about some trivial things but the big ones can stop us in our tracks; we get to make a conscious decision about keeping that issue/problem/person in our lives, letting issues drag on leave unresolved OR we can make that conscious decision. It’s a milestone moment. In time we may forget when it was but we won’t regret that it was …
What is important is the learning, not kicking ourselves because we didn’t learn that sooner.
When we finally learn something – simple or complicated, we don’t need to show it off or hide embarrassment – we just need to do different. Be different. Act different. Think different.