How we learn

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change" Albert Einstein

Change is the only way to change, and the only way to move forward when you are stuck.
Change can be internal or can be external. You have 100% control on the internal, but you also have 100% control on HOW YOU REACT to an External event.

Change comes in 4 Phases

1. Unconscious Incompetence
2. Conscious Incompetence
3. Conscious Competence
4. Unconscious Competence

The 4 phases

A good analogy for this is how you learned to drive:

1. In the first Phase, you do not know that you don't know how to drive, you never thought about it, and for most, you never tried it before you were 14 or 15th

2. That is when you realise that you do not know how to drive, how to change gear with the stick

3. As you learn, you now know what you are supposed to do, BUT, you have to think of it. This means it works, but you are very slow at it.

4. The final stage, is when you can do it without thinking. 

Actually it is your Body that does remember the steps now. So, like riding a bicycle, it now is engrained in your body.


You can turn it around in any way you want. This is the sequence of how we as human learn.
Knowing this will help you understand the learning process for yourself and for your children.

Knowing where you stand in this process, can help you identify and understand better the issues that you are currently facing.

Inspired by A


Think of at least 3 things that you have learned to do in the last 5 years.
Deconstruct how you did learn and where was the main issue.
Share your findings here, so that YOU inspire others with your hopes and your struggles

Johan Hamid
Johan Hamid

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