If You’re Talking, You’re Not Learning

“If you’re talking, you’re not learning” – Alex Harmozi

I was thinking about this quote when my physical therapist was telling me about something I knew quite a bit about. I felt like saying something to show I already knew what he was telling me, but I decided to keep my mouth shut. I’m glad I did.

I knew a lot of what he was saying, but hearing it again in a little different way helped me learn it better.

There’s a value in shutting up and listening. There’s also a value to speaking, sometimes you can learn by talking something through. One of my favorite quotes is by David C. Baker, “clarity is gained through articulation”. That’s a big reason why I write. I want to understand something better, so I write about it.

In your conversations this week, consider whether you might learn more by not talking.


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