THE LEARNING CURVE

  • Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:45 PM

A learning curve is a graphical representation of the increase of learning (vertical axis) with experience (horizontal axis).

Learning curve for a single subject, showing how learning improves with experience

The first person to describe the learning curve was Hermann Ebbinghaus in 1885, in the field of the psychology of learning. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_curve)

 

When we were younger and first learning to walk,

we fell down and got back up. With time and determination,

walking became a part of us.

 

In the book “Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examines what it takes for success.Throughout the publication, Gladwell repeatedly mentions the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_(book)

OUTLIERS

Yesterday, my husband asked me if I was ever going to work on my blog again. I made up some lame excuse and said, “Maybe’.
I thought about the reasons I had stopped. I rationalized that my family came first, holiday demands, and the excuses seem to flow out of me like water under a bridge. I knew there was a part of me that wanted to work on my blog. Yet, I realized I wasn’t giving myself the grace I needed to become proficient at it. I expected over-night success! Maybe if I approached my blog with a learning curve mentality, my blog posts would get better.

 

One of the biggest reasons I don’t want to quit is because I want to set a good example for my two sons.DSC_0073
There’s a saying that says more is caught than taught in a home.
So for now, I’m going to approach my blog posts with a learning curve.

 

Thanks for reading my post, I hope you would give yourself a little grace

by remembering the concept of the learning curve.

The world needs what you have to offer it!

Lori

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