Elements of Learning
Three things that will help all of us learn and grow, big time.
1. Believing that we CAN learn
2. Understanding how learning works
3. Spending time outside of our comfort zones
1. BELIEVING THAT WE CAN LEARN
Science shows that our brain is a learning machine. It has the capacity to learn and get good at just about anything.
If it’s something that someone can get better at, it’s a skill.
If it’s a skill it’s something that YOU can learn – if you do the work, period.
2. UNDERSTANDING HOW LEARNING WORKS
We are built to learn from struggle, challenges, and mistakes – AKA the ugly;)
This is what it looks like (strong language until the 55 sec mark):
Good learners are down to struggle (to crash the skateboard), because they know that that’s where growth comes from. Bad learners resist and avoid the struggle:
3. SPENDING TIME OUTSIDE OF OUR COMFORT ZONES
This is where the magic happens. The more time we spend in this zone, the more that we’ll grow. We call these Jungle Tiger Moments. When we believe that we can learn and understand the value of the challenges and struggle we face outside of our comfort zone – we’re way more likely to leap into the wild.
The key is to recognize the relationship of the three elements…
#1 and #2 are happening between our ears and they can prime us to do more of #3.
If #1 or #2 are missing – #3 won’t happen very often.