When something is free we can easily sign up, but not show up. The cost is not bore by ourselves, but another. However, you can choose engagement.
From the Blog on Learning
Part of being human is being biased, but this is not an excuse for us to have the same biases all our lives. However, shame is not needed, it is unhelpful.
Too often the audience I think about it is too broad – managers, frontline staff, etc. Getting specific helps us focus. And tends to increase our success.
Getting better almost never happens on your own. We need the others. And we need to try again and be ok with looking silly. Perhaps that’s the hardest part.
The expectation of ‘free’ training courses is an undercurrent in aid agencies. When we make things free are we de-valuing teachers?
You can’t become a master without shipping. Perhaps the nerves, the fear, and yes even the ‘getting it wrong’ moments, are signals we are on to something
Our lives our full of learning. However, somewhere along the way we cease to see it as learning and start calling them failures and wrapping them in shame.
Whether we are teaching formally, working with a colleague, or being a parent, we have to repeat things. Repetition is a prerequisite of learning.
What is truly unique about your context? Figuring it out is hard. Uniqueness comes in different forms. Find yours and then do the work.