Not All Knowledge is Equal
When we err in our training it is because we are striving to achieve specific learning objectives. This is the reason we all know why we train, we train to achieve.
You must understand how to hunger for the transcendent instead of the status quo, which is a bare minimum effort.
a: exceeding usual limits: SURPASSING
b: extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience
c: far better or greater than what is usual
The Latin verb scandere means "to climb", so transcend has the basic meaning of climbing so high that you cross some boundary. *
Your coach aka ‘instructor’ will share with you examples of their best-known practices. That is a starting point.
Prior to training your known realization was sufficient enough to maintain where you ‘where’. But to get to another level of competency you have to park that lower resolution knowledge that worked fine for the duration of operations you sustained.
Then you need to head towards warp speed to acquire higher functioning actions, through the scrutiny of a guide with those skills you desire to apply! Can you guide yourself? Possibly, but you need goals that are structured.
There is more knowledge than you are aware of. Do you want to acquire it?
If you said yes, then do not be comfortable, remain unreasonable and start asking questions.
1. Get out a piece of paper. Write 5 of your last mishaps.
Detail them out from the start to the finish.
2. Now Write 5 solutions!
Detail those solutions in comparison
This exercise will help you in all things.
Keep after it, seek knowledge, don’t have a closed ego, use that internal power properly and accordingly. You must strive for the transcendent in your field.
If you think you know it all, then there is not reason to speak to you. Ignorance holds us hostage to progress.
Those who are curious are brave. They see the water rescue world as a continual adjustment of skills and equipment.
Error is our enemy and that resides within us, keep your mind organized on target goals and achieve them. From this you will continue to acquire the rescue mindset of wisdom our ancestors passed on and we ignore.
This is a moral obligation of service for water rescue. Keep moving ahead, when you are comfortable its' time to start learning something new!
Stay steady friends!
Posted: June 15, 2019
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