Back to School Week: Learn We Are Different

As we finish up our week, I am learning again myself, sitting in a 3-day seminar in Dallas, TX. I’m learning about taking my speaking business to the next level at the speaker launch camp. We have so much to learn in life, so let’s finish up our week of back to school.

Over the past few weeks and months I have slipped in some topics on both the blog and my Facebook page that had some controversy. I did this for a reason: to get some response and let me tell you a few have jumped up.

This is the way that we need to close up the week on how we need to go back to school. You see not everyone has the same idea of how things should be done. Not everyone will see eye to eye.

On the subject from yesterday about money, there was one other thing mentioned in the article I read that I want to share. It stated that rich people look at money logically, while those who are not look at it emotionally.

I think back to my father as an example of this. I knew him as a very logical man, but my dad had one area of life that he was very emotional about and that was his politics. My dad was a very extreme, right-wing Republican. I know some of you are offended just because I mentioned the word “Republican.”

The subject of rich versus poor becomes very controversial right now in our political season. We just got done with both major conventions. So now Republicans are talking about how Democrats just want to take from the rich and give to the poor and how they are all about making our country an entitlement country.

But the Democrats are talking about how all the Republicans want to do is give tax credits to the rich and let the money trickle down…eventually. They say those Republicans are all about helping themselves and not about helping the lower and middle class anymore.

Guess what? I just put up several ideas and I know some of you took one side and others took the other side. Now comes the last thing we need to do this week to learn. It is the most needed area: we all need to go back to school.

There’s an old Indian proverb: never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes. Rich people are that way because they or someone close to them did something to get there. The poor are where they are because they or someone close to them let circumstance take them there.

If you are emotional about one thing in life, you need to understand that not everyone else is. For every idea you think logically about, someone is going to be emotional. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats want to do things to ruin your life. They both have the best intentions to find ways to solve America’s problems. They just see the solutions differently.

So we need to understand that we are not always going to see eye to eye. My wife and I have so many different opinions on different subjects. Her son has great beliefs that I many never agree with, but I love them both.

We need to learn that it’s time to have your point of view, and when it comes to others, you need to see it with your logical eyes and not your emotional eyes. So I hope you get the fact that, like kids going back to school or off to college, your life should always be about getting back to school, too. Spend the rest of your life learning.

I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Become a life learner to become a RockStar in your world.

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