The things you do and say can have a profound effect on other people whether positive or negative. Whether you know it or not, someone is always watching and listening to every word you say and every move you make. By doing this, people watching and listening to you are learning by the actions you take, and don’t take. There are many things that can be learned from watching others, and emulating the actions they take. Highlighted below are some concepts that further discuss this idea.
Most people are visual learners and learn better by being visually stimulated with pictures, video and real life examples of people they trust and respect. Giving someone a visual example shows them exactly what and how something should be done. This clears up most confusion and questions the individual may have. Even though someone shows you what and how to do something, keep in mind that this may not necessarily be “the way” to do something but instead “a way” of doing something. Once you have a clear picture of what and how to do something, don’t hesitate to put a little of “you” into it as long as the desired result/outcome is still accomplished.
Children will emulate what they see and hear
From the very beginning of life, children learn from watching their parents and emulate the things they hear and see their parents do and say. The old saying of “monkey see, monkey do” goes into effect here as a child will surprise you by doing exactly what they hear and see you do as a parent. This was apparent as one day as I had company over at the house, and my three year old son immediately repeated the “expletive” one of my guest said out loud upon stubbing his toe on one of my chairs. As a child gets older and more independent, the child still learns from things they hear and see their parents and others do, but will put their twist on it to make it their own.
Adopting things as your own
Sometimes when we hear or see something we like, we want to adopt it as our own. So what we will do is tweak what we see or hear to our likes and dislikes to make it our own. There are so many great examples of things happening in the world that we often adopt all these great things to match, enhance, or build our own successful way of creating, doing, and saying things. There is nothing wrong in emulating what you hear and see others do as long as you give credit where credit is due.
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