This is still a theory I use regularly – and if anything the more I use it over the years, the more I love it!
As a trainer, the most-dreaded question is “why do I need this.” Especially if the person signed up to take my class. I can tell you then and there, they are going to be obnoxious from here to next week. Everyone remembers in school the question “why do I have to learn _______” whether it was math, history, a foreign language, or Shakespeare. How many teachers had good answers?
My mother is the one who always gave me the best answers to this. “Why do I need to learn Shakespeare, it’s sooo boring.”
“You’re learning how people interact. Shakespeare lived hundreds of years ago, but people still behave like idiots and make these types of crazy choices and look what happens.”
As the youngest of three, I had already learned the lesson that I could avoid making the same mistakes my siblings made… so the idea that even “old” books…
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