Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 190

If you don't have #patience with your own #learning, how will you have patience with the learning of others? #QuoteADay #Day190 #edchat #edu

Are you a patient learner?  Do you give yourself enough time to truly learn, and to truly process your learning?

Most of us are not as patient at learning as we should be.  In fact, most of us are incredibly impatient when it comes to letting our learning sink in and grow.

Why is that the case?

Likely because we feel that we need to know everything when we need to know it, and unfortunately for us, that’s not the way things work.

Learning requires thousands of hours of preparation to get to where we are truly “learned.”  In fact, those who are the best learners and the deepest thinkers tend to never get to a point where we have learned as much we want to.  The search for learning truly never ends.

And yet, even though we know learning is a life-long process, we tend to get frustrated when learning takes longer than we hope, or when we have to devote lengthy time periods to build up our content and skills base.

Of course, if we expect others to take the time to learn effectively, then we need to devote that same length of time to our own learning, and never rush it.  This also means we have to move away from leading and learning in a reactive stance, and instead, pose as truly proactive leaders and learners, giving ourselves the time we need to truly learn as best as we can.

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