No, not yoga, but stretching yourself beyond your comfort zone. You can learn within the space you are familiar with, but you can learn more by moving outside it.
I’m reading a book about mathematics, which is worrying as i am no mathematician. Fortunately, the author has managed to use some pictures to reduce the complexity of his subject to a level that i can just about hang onto the edges of. At least until i finish the book.
To be honest, i couldn’t begin to repeat the learning back to you, it’s still somewhat beyond me, but for several glorious hours as i read, i almost understood it. There’s nothing wrong with moving beyond your boundaries, it can be motivational to glimpse something in the distance of understanding that may be beyond your current reach.
Too often learning is structured around the lowest common denominator: maybe we should ensure that sometimes we go for the stretch.
The blog is on holiday this week, so we hope you enjoy our Five Words about Learning.