How often do you hear yourself say, “I am always educating myself, but I’m still not getting the results I want!”?
How often do you read a book, go to a workshop, listen to an audio and forget most of the contents within a number of weeks?
Recently I returned from my annual training in Sydney with my favourite and most dynamic mentor and trainer. I came back pumped and ready to hit the ground running.
One of the mantras my mentor lives by and teaches is “Learn, Implement, Teach”, she encourages us to implement what we learn immediately before we begin teaching it.
I returned from that training so pumped because of all the new knowledge I had, from the sharing in such an empowering environment, from the energy I experienced and most of all because I was already implementing what I had learned.
Implementation is often a step that many of us miss. We might discuss the knowledge we have learned with those close to us, maybe even pass a few tips to other people, but we don’t do it ourselves. The truth is when we don’t implement, the knowledge we have learned gets lost and we miss the chance to totally transform our results.
You can’t truly know anything unless you have done it yourself, you only have an impression of what it looks, sounds and feels like.
When we choose to implement immediately we really begin to understand what it is we have learned. We only begin to truly know it and have that wisdom when we do it ourselves.
Confucius said, “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand“
True learning is always in the implementation and this begins with us, this is the only way to create effective and lasting change and transform our results.
Always remember to
Learn – Continuously read and educate yourself. As Ray Kroc said “You are either green and growing or you are ripe and rotting”. When you commit to continuous learning and improvement you will ensure that you are always green and growing.
Implement – When you learn new knowledge which has the potential to give you results that you want, ensure that you implement it immediately. When you do this you can change your results dramatically and you will really begin to truly understand what you have learned.
Teach – Once you have implemented the new knowledge you now have the power to pass on your new wisdom to someone else. Pay it forward and contribute by sharing your new strategies. When you do this you also embed the new learnings even more.
What new knowledge will you choose to learn, implement and teach this week?