TRAIN: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom
Today’s word is something you do everyday either consciously or unconsciously. And it is something that if you don’t have complete control over than somebody or something else does. Therefore your conscious control of this word has a direct impact on the quality of your life.
WORD: Train (verb)
DEFINITION of Train:
teach (a person or animal) a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period of time.
- Johnny trained his cat to play fetch
- Yoda trained Luke in the ways of The Force
- I am training for a marathon
- Salespeople should train daily
ETYMOLOGY of Train:
to discipline, teach, bring to a desired state by means of instruction,” 1540s, probably from earlier sense of “draw out and manipulate in order to bring to a desired form” (late 14c.), specifically of the growth of branches, vines, etc. from mid-15c.; from train (n.). Sense of “point or aim” (a firearm, etc.) is from 1841. Sense of “fit oneself for a performance by a regimen or exercise” is from 1832. The meaning “to travel by railway” is recorded from 1856. Related: Trained; training.
Train: The Wednesday Word ACTION IDEAS
Are you training you or are you getting trained? How are you improving your skills and how much control do you have over your behavior? Who’s training you? CNN? Fox? Twitter? YouTube? Who or what is drawing out of you and manipulating you into a desired form?
Are you being trained by trends, fads, group think and someone else’s agenda? Information, knowledge and wisdom should be collected, analyzed and decided. You can be in control, you can be the outlier, you create your reality and if what you have, who you are and what you know isn’t getting you the life you want to live, don’t waste energy on blame and entitlement. Train yourself, study, practice, grow. Life won’t get better until you get better.