I’m trying to get my friends to share some of their recent experiences. They are learning valuable lessons and I think they will benefit many more people. This post is the result of trying to get your friends to share what they’re learning.
If you are in a situation like my friends, here are 8 reasons why you should share what you are learning.
1. Strengthen your memory
I find that when I share what I learned with others, I will remember it longer. Sharing my lessons helps me dig deeper into my memory to learn as much as I can.
2. Challenge your own understanding
I often ask people to ask questions for me to share what I learned. These questions have been the driving force behind my understanding. Sometimes they return me to the ‘learning phase’ to see the problem further.
In other cases, these questions helped me discover aspects that I had not considered.
3. Support others
Supporting others is a good enough reason to share your lessons. There are times when I find myself ‘stupid’ sharing a lesson that interests me. (Yes and sometimes I regret sharing them too)
However, there are times when I ‘underestimate’ a learning experience that others find great. I realized that if something can help me, it can help others as well.
4. Encourage others to share with you
I realize that the people I have shared valuable lessons with often do the same. They will take your goodwill as a signal to listen and we will learn from them as well. Therefore, please expand your knowledge connection by talented people and help each other become sharper.
5. Create a brave mind to share
The only way to build confidence in the process of sharing with others is through sharing. Just do it!
6. More active language
Over time, as you challenge your understanding and ask questions, you will become more active and communicate your thoughts and ideas better. This will help improve your “teaching” abilities, especially if your role requires this skill.
The “question” is often a sign of a desire to learn and understand more deeply. Sometimes they will cause your “teacher” to break down the content in more detail. Sharing your lesson puts you in the face of this challenge.
7. Thought unity
When you are a person who “leads” and shares what you have learned, it helps you to improve your team.
This means that if you want to change something, it won’t shock your teammates, but everyone will work together for an understood common cause. Therefore, sharing what you have learned with the whole team will help support making changes in your team or your organization.
8. Set a challenge with the leader
I often work with young leaders and some are (really) shocked when I talk about my books reading and research. Suddenly some of them thought I knew everything.
It is disastrous when a leader gets caught up in flattering words and thinks that he has already perfected himself. When you share what you have learned, it challenges and inspires other individuals around you to try to learn and improve.
The people you lead will respect a leader of humility. Letting those who follow you know that you are incomplete and still working hard to be better shows humility.
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