Have you ever thought you really understood something, then when you went to explain it you found yourself talking for 10 minutes without ever fully explaining anything? Quite the self-esteem killer isn’t it.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”. ~Albert Einstein
What I like about this, is that it makes me more aware when I do “think” that I understand something. I purposefully try to explain it out loud to myself. When I can’t explain it simply, I know that I need to increase my knowledge base on the subject. I must dig yet deeper into the subject and start breaking the subject down into smaller and smaller pieces until it is easily understood. This is a great way to increase your knowledge on any subject. If you want to be a guru on a subject, make sure to run it through the “can I explain it simply test” before trying it out on a live audience. I love using this with my kids when we are doing homework, although they are not big fans of it. As we are studying and I ask them do you understand and they say, “Yes”, then I simply ask them to explain it back to me. Needless to say this has caused an increase in our study time. This is another way to Invite Excellence into Your Life. Go share your AWESOME today!!!