Is someone still trying to potty train you?
Are you still repeating kindergarten?
Do you purposely re-break your arm by falling off your bike?
Participating in car accidents daily?
The answer to these question, for most I hope, would be: NO!
These are situations where a lesson needed to be learned. We need to learn to take care of our selves, learn designated curriculum, what risk means and how to be safe and responsible. Lessons are learning opportunities that help us to improve and overcome obstacles. The good thing about them is that there is an unlimited supply. Some are hard, some are easy, some are one time and some will be repeated.
So how do we know when we need to learn a lesson?
Being stuck is a sure sign a lesson is needed. Being stuck means putting in copious amounts of effort and getting no different or any result that will help the situation. This is where a lesson is to be learned. Open your eyes to this and realize you need to try something new and pay attention to the lesson. If you don’t learn the lesson the first time you will no doubt repeat it.
Why are some lessons so hard to learn?
This is a loaded question but in my experience the ego plays a large role. It’s a difficult task to admit we don’t know. We are telling ourselves and putting it out into the world that we are lacking experience and ability to solve a problem which feels wrong if the ego has its way. But when we can admit we don’t know and be open to any and all lessons are possible to learn.
The Art Of Adaptation: The only frustrating lessons are unlearned.