At 87 years old, Michelangelo once shared, “I am still learning,” or “Ancora imparo” in Italian.
What if we are all lifelong learners?
Imagine if we played every single day in the hope of expanding. Would we then choose to let go of structured learning? Perhaps we would see every experience as an opportunity to learn. Instead of the traditional education structures we’ve been used to, there are no right or wrong answers, no diplomas, and no graduation dates. But we are still learning as we face tests throughout our entire lives.
And these tests we face, they make us stronger and help us master our craft and enhance our skills. They also connect us with our purpose, guiding us toward an unknown life with stories yet to be written. As we encounter any hardships and challenges along the path, we learn to be more gentle with ourselves, understanding that these trials are part of our growth process.
What if we kept learning and asked ourselves with curiosity, “What do I want to learn?” every day?
In this mindset, there’s no final destination—just life waiting to be experienced as we continuously grow and evolve while treating ourselves with kindness and compassion.
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short. But in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” — Michelangelo