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June 14, 2018

How you get better at the things we do


Do you keep working at something, but it is difficult to improve? 

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Eduardo Briceño discusses how you get better at the things we do in Tedx Talk. 

“The most effective people and teams in any domain.. go through life deliberately alternating between two zones: the learning zone and the performance zone.” – Eduardo Briceño

The learning zone is where we sharpen the skills and learn from our mistakes. Although the growth and process occur in the learning zone, most of our work goes into the performance zone straight away. For example, a senior healthcare worker spends a majority of the time in the performance zone but they can only improve what they do by getting back to the learning zone.

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The performance zone maximises our immediate performance, while the learning zone maximises our growth and our future performance.” - Eduardo Briceño

Both zones are important! The key to improvement is to transition between zones!

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Take – home message from this talk

  • Believing what we can improve
  • Wanting  to improve
  • Focusing on how we are going to improve
  • Accepting and willing to make mistakes!

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