For anyone who finds their goals and efforts are negatively affected by what other people think, be that Mum or friends or colleagues. One of the keys to persistence in learning relates to the affect other people have on your learning behaviour. Early experiences can go on to cause a long-term disability…shying away from stepping outside your comfort zone for fear of looking foolish, or being humiliated. I address this using The Silly Bridge, a model I learned from Larry Wilson many years ago. It was a popular model I have used hundreds of times in many contexts. This is just one such presentation of the model from 2005.
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