“To teach is to learn twice.”
—Joseph Joubert, French Esssayist
Have you ever considered that learning is a multi-step process? Do you recall times in your education when you would read, re-read, and literally memorize information to prepare for a quiz or test?
What happened to this information when you tried to recall it even a few weeks later? If you are like most people, non-essential information is wiped clean from your “cerebral hard drive,” to make room for information that is essential, or critical, to your existence.
A simple yet powerful technique to deepen and sustain things you wish to learn and master is contained in these three steps:
- Watch others who are very skilled at some behavior.
- Try to practice those skills for yourself.
- Teaching this skill to others will cement and sustain the lesson.
Remember it this way: Watch One, Do One, Teach One.