Friday, April 22, 2011


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A true story points to a universal truth about human beings: we learn
best by watching how others behave.

President Calvin Coolidge once invited friends from his hometown to
dine with him at the White House. Unsure of their table manners, the
guests decided to imitate the presi­dent. They watched closely to see
which utensils he used, what foods he ate and when.

Their strategy seemed to succeed until coffee was served. Coolidge
poured some coffee into his saucer. They did the same. He added sugar
and cream. His guests did, too. Then the president bent over and put
his saucer on the floor for the cat!

Like Coolidge's hometown guests, we, too, seem to learn best by
imitation. Kids learn by ob­serving parents when they are young, and
by copying their peers as they grow older. In fact, parents should
probably be less concerned about whether their children are paying
attention to them and more worried about the fact that their kids are
ALWAYS watching.

They tell us that adults learn in much the same way. If you're
struggling with your computer or want to learn to drive a car, you
will be more successful if you have someone show you how to do it. You
can always read the operator's manual and try to figure everything out
yourself, but you will learn best by watching others and asking

What if you want to become more self confident, to organize your life,
to be a better parent or to get along better with others? Again, we're
told that the best way to learn these skills and attitudes is to find
somebody who already is confident, or who is an effective parent or
who has healthy attitudes and then mimic the traits you want to adopt.
It is the easiest and quickest way to shape your life.

Just about ANY personality trait or skill can be learned: simply find
it in someone you know and copy it. Then watch what happens.

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