“We must unlearn what we learned because a conditioned mind cannot comprehend the infinite.” – Anonymous
Knowledge ‘hard-wired’ into our minds could prevent us from knowing the unknown and accepting the new. Hard-wired knowledge that has been accumulated for a while could become a liability. Therefore, unlearning is equally important as learning.
Sometimes, laziness and lack of drive blocks people from unlearning and relearning. Let your brain get wired and rewired through continuous learning and unlearning. Many a times, it is not the ignorance but the blind belief that you are not ignorant actually blocks your learning and your ability to change and progress.
Meditation, observation, deep thinking, open mind and readiness to experiment help you realize whether what you know is still relevant. Growth mindset helps foresee possible dangers of not relearning in accordance with the external changes. Rigidity blocks learning and prevents humans from growing intellectually.
If you continue to be rigid, your competitors will flourish forever by capitalizing on your rigidity, otherwise called stupidity. Realize your rigidity, get clarity and build new competence to win in this highly competitive business world. Alvin Toffler said “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”