Words about Learning: juggling

I can juggle. With two balls. it’s when i use three that the problems start. I’m a little way off from flaming torches and chainsaws. Keeping all the balls in the air can be a challenge and, the more i throw them up, the more i am likely to drop them. This is, as you may have guessed, a poor metaphor for being busy.

Learning to juggle balls isn’t too much of a stretch, but balancing all the other things we have to juggle can be harder. I guess, as with any skill, we need to find the right strategy and then practice it. I think that this is where most people lose focus: they know they want to be more organised, but they never actually practice the skills. It’s like my juggling: i’ve spent ten years saying i’d love to do better, but i never actually practice, so i never will be. What skill can you practice today?

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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