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Wise words to live by

“If you’re only focusing on the next thing you’re going to learn, you’ll always feel like a student, never a dancer.”

When she said it it was part of a conversation, little more than a fleeting thought put into words. But it struck me that not only was there profound meaning and wisdom in that sentence, but there was universality. Swap out “dancer” with any other word and you see what I mean.

“She” in this case is the teacher of the Argentine Tango weekend intensive Angela and I attended this weekend. You find the wisest words to live by in the strangest places.

By Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a staff author at LinkedIn Learning and lynda.com specializing in WordPress and web design and development and an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He is a popular speaker and educator on all things design, web standards and open source. As the owner and Web Head at Pink & Yellow Media, a boutique style digital media company in Burnaby, BC, Canada, he has created WordPress-based web solutions for multi-national companies, political parties, banks, and small businesses and bloggers alike. He also contributes to the local WordPress community by organizing Meetups and WordCamps.