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Relating learning design to personal experiences

By John Lord | 6th May 2022

When was the last time you achieved a personal goal? 

Perhaps you wanted to stop a pesky habit, get fit, make more time for yourself or even start a business?

For me, it was running. I didn’t want to run a marathon, I just wanted to get fitter, feel good, run for longer and consistently close the rings on my Apple Watch.  

Did you achieve your goal by only reading information? 

Probably not.

You did it through action. 

🎯 You set yourself a goal.

🏃🏽‍♂️ You figured out what you needed to do to reach your goal. 

✅ You started doing those things. 

ℹ️ You found information when you needed it.

It was probably painful at times, you wanted to give up and you wish you hadn’t started. 

But with the help of your friends, the internet and some advice, you found your way and you did it. 

It should be the same when designing training. 

We should help people to improve their performance. 

There are a few key things you can do when designing:

🎯 Set a clear performance focussed goal. 

🏃🏽‍♂️ Focus on action. 

🧰 Provide access to genuinely useful and relevant tools when people need them.

😶‍🌫️ Think about the emotional journey that people will go on. 

🤗 Provide support. 

Yes, there’s more to it than that, but the next time you start designing, perhaps take some time to think about the journey YOU went through the last time you achieved your goal. 

It helps. 

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