Ever think about how much of what you do has been learned through observation?
Without realizing it we pay attention to the behavior of others, we retain the images, are motivated by the end product and at some point down the line, copy the behavior. read more
Think about how young children watch those around them - adults, other children - and then copy their behavior: facial expressions, walking, playing games to name a few.
Later we learn 'Do and Do Not' school behavior by watching the students around us and the results they get.
What's the difference between observational learning and imitation? Usually with observational learning we put the behavior into action sometime after the actual 'viewing'.
All this goes to the point of how important it is who we choose to spend time around!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...
PUT IT IN ACTION!
1) Think about some of your behaviors you'd like to change or enhance.
2) Now think about whether you know or have observed anyone doing these things in ways closer to what you'd like.
3) If no one comes to mind keep your eyes open for new examples.
4) Replay the 'movie' in your mind of that enhanced behavior. Imagine you are absorbing this behavior almost as if you could step into the shoes of your model.
5) Let the upgraded changed behavior become your new default position. How does this feel?
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