HOW MUCH COULD YOU GET DONE, AND WHAT COULD YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF OR THE WORLD, IF YOU HAD, FOR A YEAR, 100% OF THE TIME, ENERGY, EXPERTISE AND FOCUS OF YOUR OWN PERSONAL:

Anatomy and physiology teacher Physician Psychologist Religious studies expert Physicist Marine biologist Carpenter Welder Machinist Historian Research librarian Chef Private jet with pilot Executive assistant Charles Tadros, M.D. April 29, 2022 Saint Louis, Missouri

By definition, learning something new means that we: don’t understand, haven’t been exposed to, are not familiar, or have no prior knowledge with which to make a connection between the familiar and unfamiliar.

Many of us were expected to have straight “A’s” from school in order to prove our knowledge and mastery. However, adults do not need “A’s” in order to gain the practical knowledge which allows us to function better in our jobs and in our lives. When adults state that, “It’s too late for me toContinue reading “By definition, learning something new means that we: don’t understand, haven’t been exposed to, are not familiar, or have no prior knowledge with which to make a connection between the familiar and unfamiliar.”

IT IS FRIGHTENING, BUT ALSO EXCITING, THAT WHEN WE TAKE A SHORT VACATION, THE PERSON STANDING IN FOR US DOES A DRAMATICALLY BETTER JOB THAN WE DO (and is actually enthusiastic while performing it).

All of us need to eventually have a competent successor. We all need to be able to take a vacation and not have everything collapse or pile up, waiting for our return. This is a reminder for us to keep learning, and improving. We should always be considering moving up or out, before we areContinue reading “IT IS FRIGHTENING, BUT ALSO EXCITING, THAT WHEN WE TAKE A SHORT VACATION, THE PERSON STANDING IN FOR US DOES A DRAMATICALLY BETTER JOB THAN WE DO (and is actually enthusiastic while performing it).”

ALL OF US, REPEATEDLY, BELIEVE THAT OUR OWN HISTORY OF MISTAKES, AND THE LESSONS AVAILABLE TO US FROM OTHERS’ MISTAKES, DO NOT APPLY NOW TO US, SINCE, “THIS TIME IT’S DIFFERENT.”

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 20, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

SOME PEOPLE LEARN LIFE’S LESSONS BY READING, WATCHING, LISTENING, AND SPEAKING WITH OTHERS. OTHER PEOPLE LEARN THEIR LIFE LESSONS BY DOING AND EXPERIENCING (often, requiring repeated exposures). OUR PARENTS HOPE THAT THE FORMER IS ENOUGH FOR US, BUT MANY OF US SEEM TO RESPOND ONLY TO THE LATTER.

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 11, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

ALL FORMS OF EDUCATION ARE ABOUT OBTAINING INFORMATION AND WISDOM TO BE USED IN THE HERE AND NOW. JUST AS IMPORTANT IS HOW EDUCATION TEACHES US HOW TO BECOME EVEN BETTER, AND MORE CURIOUS, INDEPENDENT LEARNERS.

Chart Tadros, M.D. August 11, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY, PEOPLE ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIGURE THINGS OUT FOR THEMSELVES. GIVE THEM ROOM TO STUMBLE, EVEN IF THEY END UP LANDING ON YOU. HELP CUSHION THEIR FALL. THE UNSTATED AGREEMENT IS THAT THEY WILL DO THE SAME FOR YOU OR THEY WILL PAY IT FORWARD TO OTHERS.

Charles Tadros, M.D. June 23, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri