So Much to Learn

Daily Movement Prompts, Sunday, April 23, 2017 edition: So Much to Learn

There’s a phenomenon called the Dunning-Kruger effect in which people who are unskilled in something (a) over-estimate their skill level, (b) do not recognize their lack of skill, (c) are not good at gauging others’ skill levels, (d) and only ever realize the problem after they finally get training in the skill. When I think about college training, I remember how we often felt, “the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know!”

How you experienced that in any of the movement styles you pursue? Learned enough to suddenly realized how much more there is to learn? How did that affect you? Did you feel inspired? Were you frustrated? Did you choose to do something else? There’s nothing wrong with different responses. I think we respond differently at various stages in our lives.

Where are you currently? Are you learning something new? Are you encouraged? Are you frustrated? Are you digging in to learn more?

How did you move today? How will you move tomorrow?