My daughter is an avid book reader now. She reads more books than I do, but most all her books are fiction. She likes them. This year I challenged her to read at least 5 non fiction books of her choice. She has done three so far and I suggested the book The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle next.
While she was starting with it, I wanted to re-read the book. The book is basically collection of short tips from his research for auther’s other similar books on talent. The best thing about this book is you can read this book in a non linear way.
So I started with this chapter. Here’s excerpt that did resonate with me.
Most of us are allergic to mistakes. When we make one, our every instinct urges us to look away, ignore it, and pretend it didn’t happen. This is not good, because as we’ve seen, mistakes are our guideposts for improvement. Brain-scan studies reveal a vital instant, 0.25 seconds after a mistake is made, in which people do one of two things they look hard at the mistake or they ignore it.
People who pay deeper attention to an error learn significantly more than those who ignore it.
Develop the habit of attending to your errors right away. Don’t wince, don’t close your eyes; look straight at them and see what really happened, and ask yourself what you can do next to improve. Take mistakes seriously, but never personally.
Looking forward to what Anmol will like?