Sunday, November 08, 2009

Getting It the First Time is Irrelevant

After they thought they understood (or sometimes even before), we would get to the practice part. People often seemed to feel, like I had, that they ought to be able to do something that they had been taught the first time they tried it. But that was not the goal. The goal was to learn the skill, not to learn it the first time they heard it. There were always people that seemed to be able to do it right away. But that didn’t really matter. We weren’t testing for or offering prizes for that. It was irrelevant.

Doing the Right Thing
and Achieving All Your Goals at the Same Time


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