A preferred learning style for me is often found in little things. A phrase. An image. A word. A principle. A story. An intuition.
When I say “little things,” in this case I really mean big things. They last with me. They center. They guide. They remind. They connect.
Sometimes I like to flesh out little things that are big things with more words and examples. Sometimes I can’t help it. Or, the situation calls for it. But also, sometimes, I prefer to let the feeling be the most important guide.
Case in point — from a random email on the weekend received from Mitch Anthony, a Brand Strategist. I don’t know Mitch. I don’t know how I got on his email list. But this is a little thing he shared:
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
– David Viscott
It’s enough to carry the day for me in this preferred learning style. Little thing that is a big thing. Little thing that is like a set of glasses to wear, seeing regular life stuff a bit more keenly through that lens. Little thing that invites clarity. That invites wonder. That invokes a spirit of gifting. A spirit of purpose.
A next step, a little thing, framed by a continued purpose, a big thing — yup, I quite love to welcome this in myself and to guide it with others.