matt grant

learning from experience

Our ability to learn from experience is heavily influenced by how we remember the past.

The least likely result is often the one that remains longest in our memory.

We tend to predict future outcomes from a biased view of unusual previous events.

So what can we do to counter this behaviour? How can we change the way our minds operate? How can we provide ourselves with a more objective view and a better learning opportunity?

Other than recording our own experiences or utilising the experiences of other people as a way of checking, one of the most effective ways is simply to be aware of how our minds are predisposed to behave.

Sometimes its reaction is counter-intuitive.

Our first response is very rarely the most accurate.

Just because we think something is true, doesn’t mean it always is.