Piling it all on The Learning Curve
“This is going to be a steep learning curve for me!”
“I’m not making any more progress with this – my learning curve has flattened out.”
And so on.
Now I’ve written before
about the learning cycle – illustrated thus:
Then someone, at some point, plotted a graph of proficiency against time and called it a Learning Curve.
Some of us attempt to do things for many years and still seem to portray the same level of incompetence we started out with. WHY? The judges would have us believe that we just aren’t cut out for this; or that we are poor learners; or that we are inadequate in some way; right down to that “street-est” of judgements – we’re just plain thick. The “World” writes us off.
Yet, what if we knew that only “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect?”
That’s a bit of a gamechanger isn’t it? This doesn’t write us off – this falls in line with the idea that we are all capable of everything doesn’t it. All we now need to do is to find ways of bringing Perfection to our approaches to Practising. With this approach to practice we can now bring a higher level of Quality to our gaining f proficiency.
“Oh, but I CAN multi-task, Pete. Watch me!”
And I watch, and yes, he can multi-task! However, he – like the rest of us – CANNOT do multi-attention.
tangible the better we use it. Neither of these two constructs can be bought over the counter, or put in a wheelbarrow.
However, we need to be aware that now we have left the Performance Curve behind, and are back on a Learning Curve!
For in my coaching experience, once we differentiate between Learning, Conditioning and Performance, then we can really start to get very much better at ALL THREE – by making sure that we are not trying to Multi-Attend all three at once.