Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Thing 3.2: 7-1/2 Habits

Let me do the easy one first, i.e what is hardest for me. It's definitely Habit 7-1/2: Play. It must be that German work ethic in my background, but I'm so focused on things that need to be done that I often don't give myself permission to play. I love to read, certainly one way to "learn", especially since my choice of books is non-fiction on a variety of topics, but I often do it right before bedtime when I'm ready to doze off. It takes a long time to get through a book, I can tell you.

What's easiest for me probably would be Habit 1: Begin with the end in mind. I'm pretty good at painting a picture in my mind about a finished project, no doubt believing that visualization and the power of my imagination will help me reach my goal more quickly. : ) Much of my work requires problem solving and figuring out how to make an unfamiliar piece of software do what we want it to do. It's a continual learning experience and, although the road to the end result is fraught with the unexpected, I generally have a pretty good idea of what the end result will look like.

1 comment:

Jaye Holly said...

Welcome to 23 Things! Enjoy your learning journey.
Jaye :)