If our brain were like velcro, we’d want lessons to be like tennis balls so that any that went in would stick forever.
Unfortunately, the lessons we learn can often be more like sand; some of it sticks for a little while and some of it just passes right through and, after enough time, a lot of it can fall out completely.
So what’s the answer?
Put the sand back in.
It would be a wonderful world if everything you ever heard, did, read or experienced insured you from having to learn a similar lesson ever again in the future.
But, the truth is, we forget things. It’s natural.
Instead of beating yourself up about it, embrace it.
Make the effort to make notes which you can look back on later and then revise them when you need to and you’ll be one step closer to getting the sand to stick.