Want to be Smarter? Quit Trying to Come Up with the Right Answer

There is almost nothing more insidious and decaying to a good mind than to replace saying what you believe with what you think you should say.

The first joke is the point here (watch):

The trick to learning is to say what you think…and then, decide if you’d rather let that thought go and pick up another one.  Studying the Bible works this way…people decide what it should say, say that, and then spend their time looking up verses to support it.  It is the same with many historians and reporters… all busy proving a point rather than learning one.

The better system is to stay a humble learner…keep giving up on your own faulty ideas!  Eventually, you’ll get smart (maybe even wise!).

Blessings,

Fred Lybrand

Fred Ray Lybrand
 

Dr. Lybrand and his wife (Jody) of 34 years homeschooled their 5 children from birth to college, where they all excelled in academics and community (University of Texas & Abilene Christian). With their combined degrees (2 BA's, 2 Masters, 1 Doctorate), Fred and Jody have stuck with their faith and their obsession with practical learning. As a result, the overall theme of "Teaching Them to Learn How to Learn" invades everything they offer. Dr. Lybrand pastored for 25 years and currently coaches, consults, and trains businesses, churches, and non-profits. Among his client list are the U.S. Air Force, CRU, Be Broken, Continental Resources, State Farm Insurance, and Pioneer Natural Resources.Of course, his favorite interest is helping homeschoolers excel, and does so with the 10 Courses of The College-Ready Collection.Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand Jr. www.fredraylybrand.com

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