Do you understand how you learn?

Having listened to Sam Russell from The Social Sardine, I have realised that one great time saver for me is to have some structure to my blog posts/facebook status twitter etc. I have also recognised the relationship between this and how I learn at my best.

I have to understand the context first with regards to the learning and how I am going to apply it in my life before I can be 100% present and pay full attention.

I also need to know what the framework the material will be delivered in and how I am expected to engage with  it.

What difference does knowing this make to my learning now?

The biggest difference is that if I am feeling unsettled at the start of a training session I don’t stress. I use to misunderstand that as meaning the training was too difficult or I did not understand or even that I am stupid. Now I can be calm, wait and listen. I then have a choice if I have paid a lot of money for the training I will ask for the information I require to learn at my best, if it is a free training day I tend to relax and assume I will take what I take from it.

So that brings to my attention, if I pay for training I really do want to learn so my anxiety can sometimes be greater. I have just one day to be with this trainer and I want my brain to absorb everything.

I have learned that when I am learning at my best I have a more relaxed attitude I will learn what I learn today and that will be enough for now.

How about you?

What is happening when you are learning at your best?

Take a moment to consider your response, notice what you notice over the next few weeks when you are learning and it works, what is happening?

Recognise your learning

What do you know NOW as a result of reading this, that perhaps you did not know before?

What difference does knowing that make, if any?

Plan your next best step

What would you like to have happen next?

Can you?

Thanks for Listening


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