Those who have done nothing always amuse me — because, they presume to know everything.
Evidently, the one thing which has escaped the cauldron of their arrogance and ignorance is an understanding about the Buckets of Knowledge.
• Bucket 1 — Those things we know that we know.
• Bucket 2 — Those things we know that we don’t know.
• Bucket 3 — Those things we don’t know that we don’t know.
If we’re totally honest with ourselves, there’s a little bit of “ac-knowledge-ment” about what’s in Buckets 1 and 2. We’re clueless about that big Bucket 3.
Simply — “We don’t know what we don’t know.”
A closed mind is a dangerous thing to encounter. The dark, swampy, stewed mixture of arrogance and ignorance emits a stench from which to flee.
All we do begins with a thought.
Until we choose to believe that we have much to learn, actual learning is impossible.
After adopting new thoughts, we must embrace a new habit,
Say what we are going to Do — and, Do what we Say.
Since we learn by doing and the fun is in the doing, let’s have fun learning, together.
In fact, if our minds wander back to the regrets of the Past, or if they race ahead to the anxieties of the Future, we can calm them by focusing on the task ‘at hand’ in this Present moment.
Yes — by putting our hands into doing something, our minds engage in helping our hands be successful in this new adventure. Any ‘mistakes’ are merely acknowledged as measurements on this Journey of Progress.
From the Sage of the Ages,
Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all of your strength.
From the One of the Word,
My Father is always working — and, so am I.
By doing the work, we learn. We are also humbled — to be honored — in more fully understanding how little we know.
At that moment, we join true Leaders in the chorus,
What you learn — after you’ve learned it all — counts most of all.
In other words, let’s forget about the Buckets of Knowledge and open our minds to learning, more — by doing the work.