You’re an expert in your field.
You’re the “go-to” person for your colleagues.
You’re so good at what you do, it’s second nature.
Take a Chance and Learn Something New
It can feel great to be an expert or feel confident about what you’ve learned. But learning something new has its challenges. It feels pretty good as that learning curve flattens out because it means you’ve incorporated the learning into your work and you can take a little breather. Kind of like getting to the end of a roller coaster ride. You’re glad you did it but thank goodness it’s over!
But, have you noticed that if you allow the learning curve to stay too flat for too long, you may become a little bored? Being inspired and excited by something new is like being on that roller coaster and fuels the engine of life. Not to mention the positive effects learning has on our brains.
It’s important to take time to coast the flat learning curve – but make sure you get back on the big coaster soon to continue enjoying the ups and downs, twists and turns and safe returns at the end of your learning journeys.
Not convinced? Don’t do it for yourself. As a leader you know how important it is to engage and inspire and that can be tricky unless you’re engaged and inspired. Maybe it’s time to buy a ticket and get back on the ride?
Coach Me Quick Tips for getting back on the coaster:
- Take some time for reflection. When is the last time you took on learning something completely new?
- What if you mastered something new? Would it make a positive difference for you at work? At home?
- What is your preferred learning style? Classroom, self-study, hands-on? Be sure to choose a style that will optimize your natural gifts for learning.
- Don’t be afraid to try something even if you’re not sure. You’re allowed to change your mind. Give yourself the freedom to try things out.
And, buckle up! The view at the top is amazing.
Coasting in LA,
“LIVE AS IF YOU WERE TO DIE TOMORROW. LEARN AS IF YOU WERE TO LIVE FOREVER.”~ MAHATMA GANDHI