6 years ago today was by a long way the most intense emotional roller coaster ride I’ve ever been on

It all came to an end after 53 hours of labour and culminated in Sophie giving birth to this amazing girl.

She is 6 today, and it made me realise how much she has achieved in such a short little life:

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  • She’s gone from being completely unable to do anything other than basic bodily functions, she’s learnt to walk, has a large English vocabulary, learnt a bit of French and can count in Spanish.
  • She’s pretty good at chess amongst her peers (Grandad Bob still beats her though). She’s completely comfortable with an iPhone or iPad, controlling the Sonos music system in the house. Amazon FireTV is in her command.
  • Reading is something she really enjoys and she’ll work through a math exercise book just for fun.
  • She’s just about learnt to ride her bike, can fly a kite, make toast and even decorated her own birthday cake.

So, my question is this:
 How much have you learnt in the last six years?

  • Have you focussed on learning something new every day?
  • What new skills have you acquired in the last six years?

I measure the success of any day by this simple measure:

When I go to bed in the evening, did I learn anything that day which I did not know or know how to do when I woke up that morning?

This habit is a very easy tool for maintaining momentum and making sure I am learning and growing.

  • Why is it that we don’t maintain the impressive rate of development and learning as we get older?
  • Why does our search for new information and new skills drop off a cliff so early in our lives?
  • Will it happen to you?
  • Will you change it?

What will you learn today?

Pieter K de Villiers

Author: Pieter K de Villiers

Pieter K de Villiers is slightly obsessed with systems. The systems and process automation he builds for small businesses are transformative, to say the least. Pieter is a Co-Founder of Barefoot Digital and the Amazon best-selling author of “Barefoot Business: 3 key systems to attract more leads, win more sales and delight more customers without your business killing you”.