Working hard to improve, but feeling like you’re not making progress? Here’s what might be happening.
How to get better at the things you care about?
Eduardo Briceno (USA-Global Keynote Speaker) reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that’s work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques, so you can keep learning and always feel like you’re moving forward.
There are two zone i.e. Learning Zone & Performing Zone.
Most of the times we failed because we spent most of our time in performance zone instead of learning zone. We focused more in our performance zone, on our duties, jobs, & paying no or lesser attentions to learn new skills which are required at performance zone.
The best chess player spends a lot of time not playing the game of chess which usually occurs in the performance zone but he spent a lot of time to make strategies, understand the moves & enhance his chess skills.
Leaning Zone: The purpose of the learning zone is to focus on developing the skills that have not yet been mastered. In this area, mistakes are to be expected. Learning is all about concentrating on development to enhance performance in the future. Three things need to happen in order for someone to be in the Learning Zone. They are:
- Belief (I can improve)
- Time and effort (I want to improve)
- Deliberate practice (I know how to improve)
Time spent on a task is one thing, but practicing a task intently and deliberately is quite another. Improvement comes through purposeful practice. This kind of practice needs a number of various components, which include:
- Classifying abilities as skills or subskills
- A slight push outside of your comfort zone
- Having someone guide and improve your practice
- consistently looking for feedback and reflection
Performance Zone: The focus in the Performance Zone is on execution with an emphasis on already learned abilities. In this area, errors are kept to a minimum. Here, we put our practiced talents to work while accomplishing our goals.
|Particulars||Learning Zone||Performance Zone|
|Goal||Improve||Do as best we can|
|Concentrate on||Haven’t mastered yet||Have mastered|
|Mistakes to be||Expected||Minimized|
|Benefits||Growth & future performance||Immediate performance|
“Learning zone” is all about improvement, work on your capabilities, learn new skills where as “Performance zone” is all about execution, mastered on your skills, duties & minimized the mistakes.
When you perform perfectly and failing is expensive, you are in the “performance zone.” There is no margin for error. On the other hand, in a “Learning Zone,” mistakes are accepted (or even encouraged), and failure is a necessary part of the learning process.
How to spend more time in Learning Zone:
- At first, you need to believe & understand that we can improve. We call it “growth mindset”.
- Purpose should be there (it takes time & efforts).
- You should have idea, how to improve it (required regular practice, skills identification).
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