Shane Parrish

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I've been testing a new response to whenever the kids complain. The formula is [acknowledge], [opportunity]. It’s incredible how well it works. Works on adults too.

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The key to getting better is learning from feedback. The problem is that most of us stop looking for feedback when we get good enough.

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So many advantages in life follow from understanding that immediate positive feedback rarely leads to desired long term results.

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When the period of time between action and feedback is short, speed matters. The biggest risk is moving too slow and not iterating fast enough. When the period of time between action and feedback is long, judgment matters. The biggest risk is moving too fast.

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When feedback loops are short, the number of iterations matters. It's not what you know, but how quickly you can learn. When feedback loops are long, existing knowledge matters. It's not what you can learn, but what you already know.

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The Learning Loop To better understand learning, let's break it into four components. 1. Experience 2. Reflection 3. Abstraction/Lesson 4. Action This process creates a feedback loop so that you are continuously adapting and learning from your (or others) experiences.

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Our greatest bias is the ability to protect our egos against feedback that uncovers reality.

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