Obstacles are complexities and as such represent a window of opportunity

Obstacles are complexities and as such represent a window of opportunity

Complexities occur when one loses the perspective of what we want, really desire to achieve. At that stage clarity disappears to make way for anxiety provoking chaos.

That means going back to start and reiterate the purpose of what we want to achieve and /or gain.

This, in most cases, is not complex at all and gives one a fresh perspective at the obstacle on hand.

Start by simply dissecting the various aspects of the obstacles such as:

  • What started it and what are the motives?
  • How big is it?
  • What are the drivers?
  • Who, what where, when and how?
  • What are the potential outcomes and associated risks?

Then realign all the above with the original goal or need and one can eliminate a significant amount of the aspects.

That reduces the complexity, removes the obstacle to a large degree and offers fresh perspectives as to the way forward.

Whilst the above can be applied in most life’s challenges, in the Learning processes can be tedious, time consuming and add significant stress to existence, presenting a challenge to learner and tutor.

Regular reviews of the learning media, the modes of engagement and bite sized regular assessment are all part of a good blend in learning adding value the processes and outcomes.

For the mindset around complexity allow yourself 3 minutes: https://www.ted.com/talks/eric_berlow_simplifying_complexity