"Learning to live and living to learn"
If I get up just before 6am on a Saturday morning, I estimate I will have about an hour before I'm "bitch-slapped" by the dog and forced to move my lazy ass off the couch. I mean, how can I even contemplate relaxation of any kind when there is quality "sniffage" to be had in the local park. I suspect that there are dog-slaves across the world who begin their weekend in similar fashion.
But I digress. Saturday morning bliss is all about sitting still for an hour and thinking back over the week gone by. What did I do? How did I do it? If I had to do it again, what would I do differently? In other words, its time to process my experience and gather the learnings in preparation for the week ahead.
In my youth, I went to a reputable school and acquired a good education but I don't remember ever "learning how to learn". No teacher ever taught me how to process my experiences, draw conclusions and adjust my attitude and behaviour accordingly, as I progress. I notice too that my university students do not have this essential discipline either.
So, before your life-partner/client/customer/student/parent/disgruntled dog, or whoever holds sway over you, forces you off the couch and into action on a Saturday morning, take a moment to revel in the bliss of quiet contemplation and ask yourself:
What do I learn from the week gone by that will help me prepare for the week ahead?