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Learning by doing

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"When you understand the human condition is the imperfection of the intellect, and not embarrassing mistakes, but errors persist".

George Soros 


Perhaps paradoxically, some of the areas where more can be learned are those where daily actions. Breathing, walking, eating, talking, listening, coordinate actions with others. These are basic living skills, we have learned in our childhood y. .. How long has it been since the review?


Probably because we do believe that every day, we know it. But, for example, how is your body position right now? Are you sitting, relaxed, with your spine straight? o Is there tension in your shoulders? Will your head tilted forward? How are your arms and hands?


Turning to another area. What are the conversations with people around you? Are they effective conversations? Is there a conflict, rejection, tense silences? What are your conversations with yourself?


The first step to learn is to detect the area where our ability can be improved awareness of the gap between our current competition and potential competition and / or desired in this area.

It then ask in what areas of my life I'm not being aware of a possibility of learning? In what areas still am not seeing I can improve, learn new possibilities?



How difficult is to learn something new, when we try to do things for themselves, and perfect the first time!How difficult is to learn something new, when we (or we) permission to make mistakes!How difficult is to learn something new, when we pretend to know everything! Y. .. how difficult it is to live in this time of change, with this difficulty learning.

As adults, we are used to learn new skills, new knowledge, new disciplines. However, many times, to bring this knowledge to experience, everyday life things happen than we expected. And the results we wanted to get, do not go. It makes it difficult to take action, we incorporate that learning.

At this time we live in a tendency to look for the "how to" certain thing, to seek "recipe" and we often forget the "who does." As it happens, "the 10 secrets to be happy" or "10 secrets of super profitable business" are not working. Without belittling the importance of technical, we propose to focus on the individual, team or organization seeking a certain result. 

Before asking how do you do?, To ask who I am / we are? What I am / we are seeing? What NOT to am / we are seeing? What are my / our expectations? What are my / our difficulties? What I / we went on a past experience? What are my / our trends? What costs am / are willing to pay?

Both on a personal level, as in the family business and society, the ability to achieve results that matter depend on the actions we take. What we sometimes forget is that no action without an actor, no action in the abstract. The action, and thus to produce the result depends entirely on who performs.

   Pablo Buol

"We never know what will happen next, nor know why what happens happens. Explanations invented individual, family, national, religious or cultural. We want to know in order to predict, to choose a course of action or to try to control our lives, even a little. But the truth is we do not know".

Janet Cedar Spring 

Between what rou read and what you experience

A young man who lived in a small town within Greece never seen the sea and wanted to learn about it.

Spend hours and hours in libraries silent, immersed in books describing him and which he learned a lot. Thus he was able to describe its size, name the creatures that inhabit it and even knew the colors that the sun poured over the surface to the west.

His mind was filled with all sorts of views on this so-called ocean. One day he received an invitation to travel to the coast. Came when the sun set over the water. The sounds of the surf and foam splashed praising her beauty. He ran to the shore, plunged his hands beneath the surface and in her mouth the salt water.

Taking off the shoes went into the ocean and felt the softness of the water that cleaned the sand from your feet. As the sea swirled around their legs and colorful dancing sunlight into your eyes, thought: So this is the ocean!


A renowned teacher, in his eagerness to continue learning, decided to visit a Zen master
He traveled hundreds of miles and waited several days for a personal interview with him.
Finally, the scholar sat at the table next to the teacher and as a servant teacups stood before them, began to talk about their successes, academic titles and studies had had accomplished.
the teacher remained silent while the man talked incessantly of his knowledge, explaining that he wanted to be his pupil and learn from it.
The Zen master began to serve his tea cup, filling it to overflowing, reaching the plate, fouling the table and pouring it over his legs.
- Is spilling tea everywhere! said the man, surprised.
- You are like this cup of tea. 'replied the master, you're so full of knowledge that can no longer be anything new.


Experience shows how many times we tend to operate on the assumption that we know, only to discover how ignorant we really were.
One of the crucial problems of learning is very often do not know we do not know. And when that happens, just close the possibility of learning and boarded a land full of opportunities to learn new things, like a familiar terrain.
Anything new that we are told, is so caught up in what is already known or premature disqualification.

Learning The basic problem is not that there are some things to learn, and there are in abundance. The problem is that the company must be continually learning as part of their daily work. Learning is now an inherent part of the job. In the past we talked about learning when detectábamos "something" that needed to be learned. Today it has been reversed. Learning is a basic layout you are looking for, inventing, what needs to be learned and, as available, must be present even before asome what will be learned.

Learning is not only a way to increase our skills, our ability to act. It is also an action in itself, requiring competence. So far, the emphasis was placed on actions that were learned, but rarely in actions that ensure effective learning. It teaches us many things, but we are not taught to "learn to learn."

Rafael Echeverría



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