The Power of Learning

The Power of Learning

“Tell me and I’ll forget.

Teach me and I remember.

Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin

I guess this resonated with me this morning as I read it because I think I get told things quite often. 

Sure, I suspect I still prefer visual learning to auditory, yet that doesn’t necessarily explain everything as to why I am such a visual learner.

I think the messenger and the intent of the messenger has much more to do with it.

Many people like to think out loud — which is probably more for their own benefit than for the benefit of others.  For those of us internal thinkers, and less verbose, this articulation of thoughts can be distracting and at times, frustrating.  We try to understand on a deeper level when it’s simply just an outpouring of random thoughts — a stream of consciousness if you will.

So don’t beat yourself up if you forget things — it might be as simple as asking those close to you to involve you more in the process so you learn, not just remember.

And remember to not be so stuck in your head — those around you need to hear you out, even if it’s not your natural response.  Involve them in your process.


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