• Investigating answers and building awareness without external prompting
  • Pushing forward to gain knowledge, understanding and experience
  • Enhancing our skills and expertise on purpose

Intentional learning can lead to greatness or being the greatest of all time (The G.O.A.T). Do you have or know what it takes to be the GOAT? What sacrifices will you have to make? How bad do you really want what you are seeking? These are all questions you will need to ask yourself on the way to greatness.

There are people whom you may consider the G.O.A.T in a certain field, sport, or business etc. and I can guarantee you they were intentional about learning, practicing, researching, and studying their profession. It takes deliberate persistence to achieve a title such as the G.O.A.T. Les Brown, a motivational speaker, says, “You have to be willing to do things today others won’t do, in order to have the things tomorrow others won’t have”, and that is very true. Some people sacrifice time with family, having a social life, sleep, exercise and many other things, so that one day they can accomplish their goals and dreams. They are always pushing forward to the next step on the list, to gain knowledge and enhance their skills.

Let’s take sports for example, majority sports require numerous hours of training, sometimes weightlifting, exercise, running, staying in shape and overall good health. If you slack in any of these areas, it will definitely show during game time, and if you’re a paid professional, it could cause you to lose your contract or get released from a team. That’s when you must figure out “How bad do you really want it?” If you want it bad enough then you will be intentional about learning or practicing everything possible to accomplish your goal.

To those who are focused on being the G.O.A.T., make sure you continue Intentional learning. Be purposeful at gaining all the expertise and answers you can about your profession. It’s up to you to make it happen. I will leave you with another Les Brown quote, “You got to be hungry!”

Key Words and Phrases
Strive for understanding; Gather knowledge; Seek wisdom; Build awareness; Discover information; Gain expertise; Become skilled; Find answers.

Opposite Terms
Muddle; Disarray; Hit-or-miss; Indolent.

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