Exploring different ways we can handle directions.
When you get a manual with a new electronic, do you just throw it away? Do you start plugging and poking at the buttons, hoping you can figure it out on your own without the help of a sheet of paper? After all is said and done, do you eventually end up going back to the sheet of paper because now it’s broken?
We’re only human, but we learn very quickly. Some of us are visual learners, others are a “see monkey do” type of person. I’ve always heard, “mouth shut, ears open”. This has helped me listen better, instead of talking and missing out on important information when I’m being spoken to.
This brings us to the beginning of how to follow instructions just a little bit better.
Next time you have a manual to a product, treat the manual like a speaker. Granted, it could be something simple as putting a table together, but those instructions are created with purpose in mind, and it works like a checklist in itself. Or you could look up a YouTube video of what you’re doing- you can even pause and rewind. That works too!