Asking The Right Question

If we are struggling to find the solution to a problem we are probably asking ourselves the wrong questions.

Often when we are trying to solve a problem we are focusing on the end goal. Instead we need to ask ourselves questions about how we get to that end goal.

For example; how do I get my horse to walk to field with me without dragging me off?

If we remove “how do I” we are left with the end goal. Now that we have defined the end goal we can look for the component parts (or specific questions) we need to ask our horse if they can do.

Then you can take each of those questions, turn them in to end goals in their own right and break them down in to smaller components.

We can keep doing that until we have the smallest part possible to teach. That makes training a behaviour achievable for teacher and learner…..set them up for success.


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