How readily do you accept new ideas and information? This week’s Ultimate Transformation Moment suggests that all information you receive be researched at the very least.

In general, it’s easier to ask questions of others when confronted with a new idea or concept than it is to take the time and effort to seek out the information on one’s own. However, the bearer of the information will, most often, present their own interpretation, which is based upon their understanding of the idea.

In some cases they may choose to share their feeling or understanding about the material, and in other cases they may decide they would rather not share or expound upon the subject.

In either case, it is important that each person individually takes it upon themselves to do their own research. Resolve any questions you may have within yourself. Seek your own knowledge, and form your own conclusions.

Every day you are provided with someone else’s opinion, thoughts or ideas in the form of advertisements, “news,” or in general conversation. Whether you agree or disagree with the information, you have work to do. Interpret the material for yourself, so that you can develop a concept based upon your own system of beliefs and understanding.

Regardless of the source, be it from a member of your family, a school, a neighbor or clergyman, ask questions, then do your research. Sort out the information, then, you may act from the position of your full understanding.

Every human being on earth is different, and no one can compare their journey to that of another. Your own truth and experience shape who you are. These experiences will also determine the way you receive information, i.e. whether you accept it as truth or dismiss it as falsehood.

However, your unique position on the planet requires you to ask questions and do the research. Each time you do the work, you will strengthen your foundation for making decisions, and broaden your knowledge base. As Ernest Gaines once said, “question everything; every stripe, every star, every word ever spoken.”

At every stage, and everyday, seek your own truth. Seek your own knowledge. Your individuality and growth depend upon it.

That’s our Ultimate Transformations Moment. Peace and be more.

Erich Nall is the owner and founder of Ultimate Transformations Training in Los Angeles, Calif. He is the author of “21 Days to Ultimate Health and Wellness.” He is also a regular guest and commentator on KJLH 102.3 FM’s the “Front Page” with Dominique DiPrima. Contact him at: