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Enhance Your Recognition Skills – Study

June 30, 2010

Sandra Hendricks, EzineArticles.com Expert AuthorLearning to be objective is one of the biggest challenges we face while improving our lives. We have unwittingly programmed our minds with so much negative thinking that becoming less subjective is difficult. Becoming open minded to other ideas, cultures and religions is important. To me, this has proven quite useful, in helping me overcome my shallow thinking and preconceived notions. On some level, I think we live a sheltered life, while utilizing our defense mechanism of survival. The turmoil that can result in narrow views of the world is incredible!

The way that people affect one another is a mystery that contains such magic that we may never fully comprehend. In addition, the effect we have on ourselves is something that we are just now beginning to perceive. I read an article that Brandi sent me yesterday, that tells a lot about the way we see our world. The part of our brain that solves problems is the same that recognizes them. If we have the skill to realize a problem, we have the skill to find a solution. This rather explains our awareness levels to some degree.

Think of what you have heard of alcoholics. They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step. After reading this article though, I have to say it is more than admitting, but beholding! How is a person going to know he or she has a problem with their drinking if they are uninformed? Sure, we have a sense that tells us there is something wrong, and we experience the anger and insecurity. Unless we learn about these issues, we truly cannot perceive the problem. We may actually perceive that fear and anxiety are what life is all about. Unless we study and become informed, we may lack the required skills to help ourselves.

Each time that we study another outlook or idea, we gain a little more skill and insight. As we improve the skill, we do more than assemble information. We actually develop a level of comprehension, which surpasses what we previously understood. As our skill develops, we become competent in different areas of living. Many people have much to offer, and if we are open to learning from one another, it is useful. We must first somehow discover a way to believe that a different point of view is helpful.

We are hesitant to discuss certain issues like religion and politics, in fear of offending. Many of us spend time practicing minding our own business. Shoot some people in families cannot even discuss the problems they have and help one another. There are various reasons for this, I understand. However, until we open our hearts and minds up to one another, and discover our differences, how will we find the likenesses? If we can learn enough to let go of our set-in-stone prejudgments we can then communicate more effectively. Develop a passion for learning, watch your life blossom, and become interesting!


Here is the article Brandi sent: Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments


4 Comments to “Enhance Your Recognition Skills – Study”

  1. Dia says:

    Nice post Sandra! It is very important to learn about other’s religions, customs, among other things. The more we learn about other people’s beliefs, the more we become enlightened. I also agree with what you said about understanding the problem if we want to solve it. Thanks for sharing

    .-= Dia´s last blog ..How to become lucky =-.

    • Sandra says:

      Thank you Dia for traveling to Give & Get. We can all celebrate life fully if we understand one another. Enlightenment is something we can use more of in the universe. Becoming united is a matter of realizing that our differences are important. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. :)

  2. Our level of satisfaction, fulfillment and success depends on how much we are open to new ideas, beliefs, people and so on…

    Just as important is public speaking, writing and communication in order to express what we believe to others, also is important to be able to receive information, beliefs and ideas in order to “experiment” in our life…

    The moment we cease to learn, we cease to change. And when you stop to change, you stop to grow and progress. And it’s not a life. That’s stagnation!

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Marko,

      I agree with you that we must continue learning if we want to experience satisfaction. Too often we try to hide what we believe and that can cause stagnation. As we learn and our growth develops, we begin to remain in touch with what really matters to us. In addition, as we learn more about other people we eliminate beliefs that no longer serve us. Life is about expanding and meeting new challenges!