Tag Archives: learning



The pain of change

October 1st, 2009

I attended a small rural high school so often there weren’t enough teaching resources for us, we had to self teach some topics with support once a week or fortnight.

In particular I struggled with calculus, it would make my brain spin, give me headaches. You see I was developing new knowledge (in probably the most inefficient way).

This is what change is about, by definition it is all new, and that’s where the pain lies.

So what can you do about it? Well to ease the pain you can get someone experienced to coach or lead you through it.

A tutor, a consultant, a mentor.

People learn up to four times faster with a teacher than without.

So that’s what I did, got a tutor, who helped me understand calculus, naturally my learning accelerated.

Acknowledge that change is painful, keep taking the steps to the end goal (perseverance is genius) and get help to make the process much easier.

There is never any shame in asking for help….


Experimentation

May 26th, 2009

How much experimenting do you do?

How often are you trying something new?

I hope you can recall the last experiment you made.

You see if you’re not trying something new, you’re not risking and if you’re not risking you’re not learning.

If you’re not learning your stagnant.  And being dead in the water isn’t helping anyone.  Let alone yourself.

I suspect if your reading this you do experiment, my challenge to you then is to encourage others to experiment, get them to question the world.



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