Success Mind Hack: Learn Faster, Retain More and Gain Mastery
To become successful in your industry, you need to gain mastery. It has everything to do with mindset, however there are some technical “hacks” that can be applied.
In the 1960’s, the NTL Institute in Maine did a study and came up with something called The Learning Pyramid
As you can see there are two types of teaching:
- The passive Teaching Methods: Lecture, reading, audiovisual, demonstration
- The Participatory Teaching Methods: Group discussion, practice and teaching others
You can see the importance when you are in a community and participate to group discussion. Ask for help and practice. Practice makes Perfect!!!. The fact your bring value to your audience and teach your knowledge is the best way to get success.
LEARN – DO – TEACH
When you teach, the information becomes almost automatic which is called “Muscle Memory”
“The spirit of hope, inner strength, enthusiasm and persistent determination are the pillars for any success.”
You have Four stages of competence:
1- Unconscious incompetence: when someone doesn’t understand or know how to do something. Before learning the person must recognize his incompetence and the value of new skill. You can stay at this stage depending the strength of motivation or desire. If you have no motivation or you think you know everything and you are not coachable, you won’t be able to go to the next stage.
2- Conscious incompetence: that stage is when you don’t know your task but you roll up your sleeves and start doing it. You might find people that are too perfectionist or are afraid of failure and that is when most people quit and don’t go to the next stage. That stage is the practice, and that is when you are making mistakes but it is just the learning process. You need to embrace the changes. Don’t forget 90% is the mindset and 10% is skill set.
3- Conscious competence: At this point, the person understands and knows how to do something, however demonstrating the skill or knowledge requires focus and concentration. The major risk factor at this point is simply in not continuing to practice or improve you eventually lose that skill or can’t perform it as effectively as is required to move on to the fourth and final stage, the stage where mastery occurs.
4- Unconscious competence: the individual has had so much practice with a skill that it has become “second nature” and can be performed easily.
If you want to achieve your goal, make the commitment of learning, doing and teaching and you will be very successful.