Don’t Shoot Blindly for Improvement!


Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator


Why do we shoot blindly for improvement when achieving success can be as simple as doing something like following a step-by-step recipe or a step-by-step scientific formula? Why don’t we just follow someone who has already gone successfully before us and who has already successfully done what we want to do?

I mean, think about this for a dream-making moment: If we’re baking a cake, then wouldn’t it be prudent of us to follow a proven chef’s recipe? If we’re attempting a scientific experiment, then wouldn’t it be prudent of us to follow a proven scientist’s step-by-step formula?

But what if we are trying to learn to throw a curve ball? Should we just keep throwing until we see the ball curve? No! Rather, we should seek instruction or the recipe of success from someone that has proven him or herself to be able to throw a consistent and effective curve ball.

In today’s data-driven, multi-media world of the Internet, it no longer matters  what activity we’re trying to get better at. Regardless of whether it is a mainstream activity like baseball, or learning geometry, or an activity less common like underwater welding, I’m sure that there is data out there, as well as people out there that we could consult with who would help us follow their recipe of success.

Anything we consciously chose to learn more about we can successfully do with a little bit of effort and a little bit of guidance. The data and the human experts are now at our fingertips, and so easily available these days thanks to technology, so why wouldn’t we use them?


dan blanchard award winning author, speaker and teacher  Dan has just been asked to be a CT teacher representative in hanging out with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Lady Gaga for dinner and a concert. Keep your eyes open for future pictures.


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*The difference between two youths today and the same two youths in 10 years from now will be the books they read and the people they talked to!