It’s been a little over a week since I wrapped up #100Strangers100Days, and I’ve given this a little reflection. As you can imagine, I get a lot of questions on what’s next and what my lessons have been. I find the question for lessons learned interesting.
When I think about lessons we learn, we learn them because they somehow resonate with us. They resonate with us so we can remember them. When I create my list of lessons learned, they will be my own.
I’m wondering how many people will try to learn their own lessons, or are they looking to me for the Cliff’s Notes. Meeting the 100 Strangers required no patented process. Required no money. Demanded little time. (What took a lot of time was everything after the meet.) Anyone can do this.
Again, the lessons will be my own, and though, I might paint them in a light that is best seen and understood by others, they will be mine.
Meeting a handful of Strangers today, tomorrow, over the next two weeks, and learning from the experience (and maybe making some great connections), just requires an initiative. Then, those lessons will be your own. Don’t need to blog about them. Don’t need to bust out a voice recorder. Don’t need to start with “Who are you?” Instead, your lessons and journey starts today, and you can take whatever path you wish.
(This is true beyond meeting Strangers, too.)