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GROW BY LEARNING NEW SKILLS – JUST LIKE YOU LEARNT TO RIDE A CYCLE

How We Acquire New Skills

Remember how you learned to ride a bicycle? Wasn’t that fun? You had spent months admiring and envying older kids for the balancing skills and the freedom! Remember, how it felt, when you balanced a bicycle, for the first time!

The experience of learning to ride a bicycle taught us much more. This blog is focused on bringing alive these and reigniting both your desire to learn new skills and self-confidence in your ability to learn. It is quite simple. Just do, what you did as a kid.

Step 1 Dream. Visualize.

Remember looking at older kids cycling, and wishing you were on their saddle? Weren’t you then dreaming and visualizing the dream!

Questions:

•       What is the new skill you are dreaming of now?

•       Have you visualized what it would be like, after that?

Step 2 Mobilize

How many months of badgering did it take to convince your parents? When the day came for your first cycling lesson, wasn’t your heart was filled with hope and fear?

Questions:

•       Are you mobilizing the needed support to learn the new skill?

•       What are your hopes and fears?

Step 3 Keep at it until you learn it

How many times did you fall, before you learned to balance? And, how many more did it take, before you could ride confidently? Wasn’t that remarkable endurance for a little kid?

Questions:

•       How determined are you to keep at it, till you learn it?

•       Do you still have the same courage you had then?

Go forward. Start learning new managerial skills. You will enjoy it, just like you grew by learning to ride!

– by Ravi Santhanam for Zeus

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