The movie matrix depicted an astonishing way to acquire new skills by merely using the process of installation, unlike the real world.
I have a profound liking for movies since the time I realized movie makers research a lot before narrating stories. What truth can be found in movies related to learning? Movie Limitless, leans on chemical element called NZT to amplify ones brain faculties. Lucy, intensifies the volume of substance one needs to be on, to fully gain brain supremacy.
Honestly, I wasn’t sure if the movie makers really did any research before making these movies. So, I went seeking help from Google and found famous names in history for having used substance. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Winston Churchill, Beatles, Sigmund Freud and more. Interesting! But wait, we need to learn what w i p e can do for us. isn’t it?
Can then humans really learn something naturally? Can science (psychology) help with answers without substance? Yes, it does through W I P E.
Why(reason) | Inner-speech (dialogues) | Practice(commitment) | Environment(eco-system)
1. Why, the reason: **Choose a purpose**!
Why and how desperately one needs it, determines their levels of commitment, motivation, persistence and the willingness to stay the course. Stopping at nothing attitude, until they gain it. Their goals become their prime purpose of existence.
Eg: As stated in Indiatimes – Achrekar told Sachin: “You should not be clapping for others. Others should clap for you.” Sachin ensured we all did every time he scored. Didn’t we? What then is your purpose?
2. Inner-speech : Be careful when you cuss yourself out during failure**!
Internal psychic energy is a desired force that helps one focus on goals and eliminate the desire to quit. Mindfully observing ones internal dialogues is an important factor to consider in order to attain the necessary outcomes. Surprisingly our default internal communication mechanism is tuned to sing negativity, which is why most quit, discontinue due to lack of internal motivation. Inner speech not tweaked for greater performance.
Reference: “It makes no difference whether we believe it or not. The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice”. -ShadHelmstetter.
Books: What to Say When you Talk To Yourself. Who You are What You Really Want. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. Positive Imaging. The Power of Confidence. and more…
3. Practice makes one perfect, almost!
Walkar says: “Sachin’s dedication is amazing. When we have a team practice at 9.00 am, he is there on the ground since 7.30 am and he does some running and knocking then joins the team mid-way. He has never missed a single practice day.”
Practicing familiarizes a subject, the more and more you do, the better and better you get.
Reference: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10000 times.” – Bruce Lee
Books: Outliers, David and Goliath:Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, The tipping point.
Videos: Google this string: site:ted.com practice
4. Walk with the wise and become wise.
“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers”- Edmund Lee
“Dream is not what you see in sleep, dream is the thing which doesn’t let you sleep”. – A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
There could be no greater motivation like ones very own environment. Silicon valley – every garage was busy building next the big thing. Dell, HP, Ham Radio, Apple, Google, Intel were part of this valley. Imagine yourself driving, walking, observing these people busily occupied with the idea to transform the world. Would you ever go back to your garage and sleep? Never! that’s the power of environment. Build your own environment through books, videos, mentors, forums, conferences, and start for free with 100+ websites offering thousands of courses and video lectures.
Reference: Google this string: related:academicearth.org every link will have thousands of videos.
Now, what’s your story? How do you motivate yourself? Drop a line and help the reader. Would you?