Avoiding a plateau LO9932

jack hirschfeld (jack@his.com)
Thu, 12 Sep 1996 22:42:18 -0400

Replying to LO9892 -- was: Intro -- Gayatri Krishnamurthy

Dear Gayatri Krishnamuthy:

I was very moved by your description of how you learned to swim. It
reinforced many of my own pre-conceptions regarding learning, including
how easily general principles can be derived from devoted practices. I
was delighted to find some important principles evoked and articulated
quite simply.

At the end of your post you ask:

>Now that I have learned an acceptable minimum , how do I avoid a plateau
>where I feel that given my past record , learning this much is achievement

Please believe my sincerity when I recommend:

1) Avoid practising complicated theories.
2) Follow a teacher who deeply reinforces your belief that learnings can be
3) Break your desired learnings into miniscule but achievable steps.
4) For the moment, forget all your past learning modes and achievements.
5) Keep on trying.

These ideas were summarized for me by a very wise learner whom I have only
recently encountered for the first time.


Jack Hirschfeld Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore? jack@his.com

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