IMMERSE: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom
INTRODUCTION: This week’s word showed up rather unexpected and was brought to my attention last week by Glenn Miller. No not the big band leader from the 40’s but Client Success Representative at Cardone Training Technologies. He dropped and defined this word in a recent meeting we had and as he broke it down, I knew it was perfect for this week’s word.
WORD: Immerse (verb)
Going into this word, there are a few different meanings and connotations and so what I want to make sure is that you hear it’s a verb, meaning it’s an action you take. This word is about doing and it’s about action. And it’s also about a state of being. Verb. A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence.
DEFINITION of Immerse:
- dip or submerge in a liquid.
“immerse the paper in water for twenty minutes”
- baptize (someone) by immersion in water.
- involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest.
“she immersed herself in her work”
ETYMOLOGY of Immerse:
“to plunge into (a fluid),” early 15c. (implied in immersed), from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere “to plunge in, dip into, sink, submerge” (see immersion). Figuratively, of study, work, passion, etc., from 1660s.
from in- ‘in’ + mergere ‘to dip’.
Immerse: The Wednesday Word ACTION IDEA:
Going all the way back to 2016, here’s a Tweet from Grant Cardone: “#HackLearning Immerse yourself in studying someone and go deep rather than studying many a little.”
Which elicit’s the classic Bruce Lee quote, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
What do you immerse yourself in now? Do you need to immerse yourself in something better? Have you ever inventoried your time? Try this, inventory the last 72 hours of your life and see what you’re actually immersed in right now. And then think about maybe cutting out the things not serving you and replacing it with what activities that do serve you and move you closer to your goals and dreams.