Simple Techniques From Experts That Make Dreams Into Reality
Wouldn't it be great if you can become a "Master" (or at least good enough to be viewed as a master) at something that interest you? It can be crafting a scrapbook, losing weight, gaining muscle, or even the best way to make a living. Well there is a way. In this technique you will actually be influencing yourself by reinforcing things you already learned. And the best part is that you will be getting it done at the same time. Let me explain.
It has been said that there are four phases in learning:
1. You learn by taking in information from books, videos, the internet, etc.
2. You learn by doing.
3. You learn by teaching others.
4. You learn by getting feedback from those you taught. Because we all have different talents and perspectives, others will discover things that you could never think of.
If you discover a true desire, you will have no problems completing number 1 and 2. But take a look at number 3. To some people it might be viewed as a "burden" and a time consumer. But to the adroit person there are hidden benefits in teaching.
Here are 3 that I can see: 1) You harness the power of Repetition 2) You get it done "effortlessly" 3) You engage the Principle of Reciprocity.
Let's take the first benefit. When you teach someone, you are reviewing all the things you actually know AND discovered what you really don't know. When you keep repeating something over and over it becomes truth. And you retain truth in your memory for a long time.
The second benefit is it gets you to take action on something you want to get done anyway. Showing someone is the "trigger" that gets you to take action. With your focus on showing the other person how to do it correctly, you get through the task effortlessly!
And lastly, you are doing something good for someone else, in which case, based on the law of reciprocity, things will come back to you a hundred fold.
Now how's that for "killing THREE birds with one stone?"
But what if you can't find anyone that wants to learn what you know? Not to worry because you still can at least "kill TWO birds with one stone." Use the gift that only we humans have...our imagination.
Just teach an imaginary person. I know that sounds odd but it is truly effective. You don't have to talk out loud so others think you are insane. You can just whisper to yourself to get the beneficial effects. You can take it one step further and come up with questions a beginner might ask and see if you know the answers. You will benefit from the 1) repetition aspect and 2) taking action aspect.
A spin-off of this technique is the "self-talk" technique. You know that little voice inside you that says, "skip your workout," or "put off that project until tomorrow," or "..." Well, you can actually talk yourself into what you want done. Why are YOU the best one to turn to? For one, you will ALWAYS be there to motivate and influence yourself no matter where you are in this world. And two, you are the best motivator because only you know what you are thinking at that specific time. Therefore, only you know what buttons to push to make you react and move.
Now go influence yourself and become a master at what you want to do.