Learning on the “S” curve – applicable to everything we do

Besides being an excellent clip from a workshop, this video is extraordinary in another way. It is a perfect example of learning on the “S” curve.

I read an article recently at HBR.org on “S” curve market penetration and learning. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

As we look to develop competence within a new domain of expertise, moving up a personal learning curve, initially progress is slow. But through deliberate practice, we gain traction, entering into a virtuous cycle that propels us into a sweet spot of accelerating competence and confidence. Then, as we approach mastery, the vicious cycle commences: the more habitual what we are doing becomes, the less we enjoy the “feel good” effects of learning: these two cycles constitute the S-curve.

I don’t want to give away the entire article, in case you’d like to read it for yourself, but suffice to say, it’s up to us as individuals to challenge our own methods of thinking and doing. Many times, that challenge comes in the form of external stimuli.

Watch the video below for a few minutes, or the whole thing.

I experienced an uptick on my own personal “S” curve watching this video.