You have to learn a new skill.Do you prefer to read about it,watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?
To learn a new skill, it is important to know what the skill is about. Reading will help me how easy or difficult it is, after reading it I’d like to watch someone do it, if I feel confident I will try to do it myself.
A new skill requires a lot of concentration, by reading it I hope to figure out if the said skill is easy or complicated. If reading alone doesn’t help, I’d watch someone do it. Then I might be brave enough to try it.
This learning of a skill brings back memories of my first day at the skating rink. It was a completely new experience.I didn’t read, watch or heard anyone describe it.
I saw the skating rink full of people young and old skating especially little kids were having a grand time. I told myself how hard can it be if these little ones can go round and round gliding ,laughing racing each other on the ice, I only want to learn to skate how hard can it be? Well my problem was I was scared I’d fall down. This fear in me was the reason I could not learn to skate.
Since many are marking their country’s “birthday” in the Us today, we wanted to ask : How do you celebrate yours?Are you all for a big bash, or more of a low key birthday boy/girl?
How I celebrate my country’s birthday depends on where I am at the time, if I’m in a big city I go out and watch the celebration, but if I am in my city , there ‘s only a few fire works which I watch from my home.
We do have TV programs which is enjoyable. I watch them and welcome with others the birthday celebration. No I don’t have a big bash, I am more of a low key person.
If I need to learn a skill. I feel it is important to read about it. If I am unable to make sense of it by reading. I’d try to watch someone else do it.
The only problem I have with watching someone is sometimes they do it too quickly,I am left wondering how on earth did he do that.My experience with demonstration hasn’t been good. I am not the only one who has trouble. My husband bought a gadget, just by watching someone go through the process, when he came home and tried, things did not work out. This is what he said,”It looked so easy when she was showing it, now I can’t even do one thing with it.”
Hear someone describe it, is not going to work for me either. The best thing I think is to read it and do it myself.
https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/02/ 10/365-days-feb 10th- teachable moment/
watchful waiting (Photo credit: jeffreyw)
I am happy to watch and wait,
the games of sun and shadow,
changing of season from monsoon
Strangers passing me by
with their news.
The soft breeze spreading its
I will have my doors wide open
I’ll be alert all day,
waiting and watching
for the auspicious moment,
when it suddenly shows up.
I will be able to meet.
Until then I’ll laugh and
Feel the soft breeze with its
beautiful scent floating my way
As I happily wait for the auspicious moment!