Do you think old dogs can learn new tricks? I do. I think you can learn something new every day if you try.
Entrepreneur, learn some new tricks because new experiences and challenges can be terrific to meet and overcome.
I know everyone has heard the saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Maybe that is true for dogs, but us old people, we can learn new things, we can master new tricks. I admit I am a weirdo. I do calculus at home for fun. I am teaching myself Spanish. This old dog can learn new tricks.
It is exciting to learn new things. I always say life is short and life is long. Life is too short to live without enjoying the fullness the world has to offer. At the same time, life is too long to spend dreaming of what could be instead of living what could be. So today is a terrific day, to learn a new trick or two!
That idea does not stop at home. Take the old dogs can learn new tricks idea to work with you. Look at your business through an objective eye. Are there things you did a certain way for a long time because they have always been done that way? Make a list of all these things. Next look at the list. Are there any things on the list that can be done a different way – a better or more efficient way. If the answer is no, excellent. If the answer is yes, take the steps necessary to begin working smarter.
In order for your business to succeed over the long haul, you must accept the fact that there is always something new to learn. There will always be advances in science, technology, and industry. Each of these advances may mean increased income and opportunities for your business. It is important to be on the lookout for new tricks for your business.
Entrepreneurs should always be learning. When you learn, be sure to apply what you learn to your business. So, the question for you this terrific day is what new trick are you going to apply to your business.