Part of what I love about working in learning and development is when I see someone have an "ah ha" moment.
That's a phrase we toss around a lot in the field of L&D but what does that actually mean?
I like to think of an "ah ha" moment as the second someone realizes something through experience. It's when everything clicks and they understand a new concept, or idea and have connected it to themselves.
The key here are the worlds "through experience". An "ah ha" moment isn't likely to happen by some content passively passing in front of your eyes. To have an "ah ha" moment, you have to do something.
Lately I've been thinking about opportunities in work and at life (and even as a parent), where I know the answer to a question being posed, I know how to do the work, and I am certain I could do the work well. Others aren't as equipped to do the work, it might take them longer, and it might not be as good, but I am learning that sometimes someone needs to do the work more than me. Because when you do the work, the work gets better, it gets easier, and it is only through doing the work that we can have those "ah ha" moments.