Avoiding a plateau LO9963

Charles Kerr (ckerr3@nando.net)
Sat, 14 Sep 1996 12:50:44 -0400

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

Dear Gayatri Krishnamurthy,

Our first day as a subscriber to Learning-Org included your powerful
summary of what you learned while becoming a swimmer. As perfectly
expressed by Jack Hirshfield, we met a "very wise learner" and confirmed
our faith in being part of learning organizations.

To address your question of how to avoid a plateau would you consider
several questions:

Presuming that you don't aspire to become an Olympic swimmer, how would
you define the plateau(s) from which you wish to advance?

Might the directions beyond these include: Teaching others, particularly
teachers, your learnings; Teaching others to "swim"; or Mastering
something else that you are sure you can't do?

Celebrating and enjoying what you have done may be enough. Continuing to
teach and inspire others, such as we, may be achievement above the

Charlie Kerr 48 Whitehaven Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28374
(910) 215-5864

PS As part of my personal growth I have learned that my wife and I do not
always agree! She writes, "I am going to be pragmatic about this and
think you are talking about swimming. You have, of course, climbed the
highest mountain, fear of failure. But the plateaus -- millions are
looking for this answer with motivational tapes, self-hypnosis, hypnosis,
more training and practice. But above this do you have a benchmark to
know when you have overcome a plateau so you can reward yourself with a
job well done?"

Connie Kerr


Charles Kerr <ckerr3@nando.net>

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