Anxious about technology? The cure is curiosity!
January 22, 2011 Leave a Comment
While “curiosity may have killed the cat”, as the saying goes, it certainly livens up our learning – especially when it comes to technology. Ever thought of how anxiety blocks our desire to learn and curiosity heightens it?
Think of anxiety and curiosity as being at two ends of a continuum.
When anxiety levels are high, our receptiveness to learning new things is low. We resist because we are full of panic and doubt.
At the other end of the spectrum from anxiety is intense curiosity. When curiosity levels are high, we are incredibly receptive to learning new things because we are motivated by our own hunger to learn.
Here’s a diagram to show what I mean.
Someone who is curious learns more. A person who is highly anxious when it comes to technology is unlikely to embrace webinars or virtual training sessions with ease. Learn to have fun with technology. Play. Experiment. Enjoy it.
Keep providing strategies to decrease anxiety. At the same time, encourage their natural curosity and you’ll keep people learning. It’s that simple.
Share or Tweet this Post: Anxious about technology? The cure is curiosity! http://wp.me/s1iCGX-42