I am still learningMany things we do in life require great skill, and great skill requires lots of patience and practice.

When we try something new, we are often clumsy and inept.

Some of us give up at that point thinking that we will never be able to master it. We think we have no aptitude for it, and therefore, never will.

Others are patient, and keep practicing and learning the subtleties that make them masters. They see lessons in their clumsiness, not failures.

When was the last time you tried something new?

What happened? Did you engage the twins of patience and practice, or did you walk away mumbling some ‘plausible’ excuse?

Much of this comes back to our attitude towards mistakes. Helpful, or to be avoided?

Here are a few tips on using mistakes effectively when learning something new.

My best wishes, Paul

By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Consultant on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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