We learn best by imitating others. The most effective learning process involves
- Watching someone else do something
- Doing it under their supervision
- Doing it on your own
- Showing someone else how to do it.
The whole process moving this blog over to the new format here has been one big learning curve. Every time I get stuck trying to format something, I look around for a place where something similar was done and I copy it.
Did you know that type of learning is endorsed by the Bible?
At the end of his life the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to his protÃ©gÃ© Timothy. One of the things he thought was important to remind Tim of as his life was nearing an end was this:
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
I am learning a bunch in my recent blog move by imitating what has been done before. And it is working.But the kicker is that when I copy a bad example, it doesn’t work. I get ineffective results. So we can’t just imitate whatever’s out there and expect to get good results.So here are some questions to ponder.
- What am I learning these days?
- Am I even learning anything new?
- Who am I modeling?
- Are they a good role model for that area?
- Or will copying them get undesirable results?
- Who am I mentoring?
- Am I passing the baton?
Make a difference in this world. Pass the baton!
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