Learning To Think (My Experience)

20 Apr Learning To Think (My Experience)

IMG_0494There are many different types of people in this world. Left-brained or right- brained, analytical or creative, that’s the way we portray ourselves. After everything we have been through as a human race, we are still constantly discovering how to conduct ourselves and be as effective and efficient as possible. Everyone has likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and it is futile to argue the contrary, right? Yet we continue to learn new skills and better ourselves in order to push the boundaries, try new things, innovate past what we previously believed possible. Throughout my short time on this Earth, I’ve come to realize that both types of people are essential to creating successful business, new technology, entertainment, etc.I studied finance and management at the University of Denver and have considered myself left-brained most of my life. Struggling in math or science was never a problem for me, but in retrospect, I never struggled with my reading or writing either. My dad was always a whiz with a spreadsheet and the first to tell a joke while my mom had a beautiful voice and taught me about hard work and patience.My parents were thespians of sorts as they both performed in professional and local theaters for a large portion of their lives. After I was born, my mom became a music teacher and when I reached adolescence, my dad took on more restaurant management positions. As you can imagine, my parents were firm believers in learning music and creative skills from a young age. My mom had me read every night before bed ever since I can remember and had me learning piano when I was 6 years old. To this day, I attribute my 8th grade state spelling bee contestant spot, as well as my long-term love for reading, writing, and music to my mom. My mom passed away just shortly after my 16th birthday from a brain aneurysm and led me to a new way of thinking for the rest of my life.

The passing of my mom was so abrupt, it left me in a state of shock and sadness. Shortly after I developed a passion for finding a way to help people and do something to help better the world. Up to that point I was just a kid trying to have fun, but I became more serious and passionate for success and creativity. Through college I focused on my analytical skills, knowing that those were my strengths and trying to be the best I could be. Now I’ve begun to work more on my right-brain skills and I am LOVING IT! I have started writing a book, doing more graphic design, and getting back into music. The respect that I have for talented creative-type people is unimaginable.

I guess the main point of this blog post is that you must try to be as well rounded as you can. It’s important to learn from all aspects of life and take your past as a learning experience. Finding something where I get to use my skills and background to help other people is my dream. Everyone has his or her own knowledge, experience, and thought processes that can help deliver success in any scenario. I personally believe it’s important to be well versed in both left and right-brained skills in order to offer as much as you can, but like I said in the beginning, who’s to say I’m correct? Learn to think in the best way that helps you and others. Do something you love, do it well, and be the best person you can be!


  • Patrick Holloran
    Posted at 14:01h, 16 October Reply

    Just revisiting some of your earlier posts and enjoying your insight and attitude. Great things lie ahead! Love, Dad

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