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Toby Sinclair
Executive Director Strategy and Transformation | Leadership Coach | Agile Coach | Product Coach | Conference Speaker
What stops you from learning?

One of the biggest obstacles to learning is fear. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Taking that first step is daunting.

This week I decided to (re)learn a new skill: skateboarding. ๐Ÿ›น

I booked into a beginners session at a local skatepark.

The night before the fear started:

๐Ÿ˜จ Will I look stupid?
๐Ÿ™€ Will I be the oldest?
๐Ÿ˜ฉ Will I be the worse?
๐Ÿ˜ฎ Will I injure myself? And if I do, what will I tell people?

It would have been easy to let these fears take over.

Instead, I used an exercise called fear setting.

3 Questions:

๐ŸŸฉ DEFINE - What's the worst that could happen if you take action?
๐ŸŸฉ PREVENT - What actions could you take to reduce the likelihood of that happening?
๐ŸŸฉ REPAIR - If the worst does happen, how do you get back on track quickly?

These simple questions helped to reframe the fears.

The result? I had the best time skateboarding for the first time in decades. ๐Ÿ˜€

What are you learning?

#learning #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #success #motivation
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