To begin understanding things, one needs data to begin to see the patterns, keys and principles which forms the basis of what one is looking at.
In the coaching that I’ve done, it would be interesting to see how much data I’ve gone through to come to the understanding that I now have about coaching and to see that in becoming an effective coach requires a:
As the basis of what anyone does and the irony about data is, once you understand what the patterns, keys and principles are, one doesn’t require as much data to recognise things, though by going through a lot of data at the beginning, one gains knowledge, understanding and wisdom in the process.
And in understanding some of things that are happening in the world at the moment. With the data that is available, one can see the patterns that are occurring.
Ole Dammegard – Terror, Are you kidding me
And an interesting book that has pattern recognition at the heart of it is Mathew Syed’s book Black Box Thinking in which the basis of it is in realising that mistakes aren’t inherently bad on their own and to learn from mistakes, one must have an open mind and a growth mindset.
Black Box Thinking – Mathew Syed
Health And Care Innovation – Mathew Syed
At the end of the day and what it all boils down to, if you’re not willing to keep improving and learning from your mistakes and the mistakes of others, you’re not willing to grow, for in the process of making mistakes it’s important to ask question, for the asking of questions and looking for answers is the prelude for growing.
And if you’re in a country or an organization that doesn’t value the asking of questions, then they don’t value the ability to allow the people within, the opportunity to grow.
If you don’t try, you don’t make mistakes, and if you don’t make mistakes, you don’t grow