Re-learning the Toddler's version of trial and error - Deepstash
Re-learning the Toddler's version of trial and error

Re-learning the Toddler's version of trial and error

Toddlers constantly try new things, unconcerned with failure. When they learn to walk, they don't think about how dumb they might look if they fall and the parents wouldn't punish them if they waren't successful either. The focus is always on the end goal, and the wins are always celebrated.

As a result of constantly failing and trying at new things during that phase of their lives, they discover so many more new capabilities within themselves, and this learning arc doesn't come close to any other time in their lives.

5

STASHED IN:

21

MORE IDEAS FROM The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn

The weight of fake and meaningless internet points

Rober conducted a test where 50,000 of his followers were given a puzzle to solve with one group being penalized for failed attempts and the other moving ahead with the original amount of points, regardless of any failures. 

  1. The success rate of the penalized group resulted in around 52% 
  2. whereas the non-penalized group's success rate reached 68%. 

The results also showed that the non-penalized group made more than twice as many attempts to solve the puzzle as compared to the penalized group.

4

STASHED IN:

18

It's all about rescuing princess Peach from the evil Bowser
  • As a direct result of that attitude of learning and not being focused on the failures, we are able to learn a lot in order to win, in a very short amount of time. 
  • This is the Super Mario Effect: By shifting your focus to the princess and treating your life's challenges like video games, you can trick your brain and actually learn more and see more success.

5

STASHED IN:

18

Reframe the challenges
  • This concept of life gamification is more than just about having a positive attitude or never giving up, because instead of implying that you're enduring against your true desire to quit, you end up framing a challenge or a learning process in a way that you'll actually want to do it.
  • It allows you to feel natural about ignoring
    the failures and trying repeatedly, in the same way a toddler will want to get up and try and walk again or in the same way you want to keep playing Super Mario Bros. Nobody is forcing the toddlers, or you, to continue.

3

STASHED IN:

19

To obsess about the task, not the wins or losses

When it comes to games like Super Mario Bros,no one ever picks up the controller for the first time and then after jumping into a pit thinks, "I am so ashamed; that was such a failure," and then never want to try it again.

They think, "I've got to remember there's a pit there; next time, I'm going to come out with a little more speed and jump a bit later."

The focus and the obsession is about beating the game, not how dumb you might look if you get hit by a sliding green shell.

5

STASHED IN:

19

The gamification of learning

Mark Rober, a YouTube star and former NASA engineer coined the phenomenon of 'The Super Mario Effect' which is a data-backed mindset for life gamification that impacts the ways one helpfully tricks their minds into learning just about anything.

5

STASHED IN:

21

The uselessness of negativity in failures
  • The trick to learning more and having more success is finding the right way to frame the learning process in your mind. 
  • The people who do not see failure in a negative light are more likely to stay on the path of success because they keep trying. 

To avoid failure, one must not concern themselves with failure itself, at all.

8

STASHED IN:

20

Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.

GET THE APP:

RELATED IDEA

  1. Recognition fear is most important+name it
  2. Reprogramming your mind in other direction+thinking positive
  3. Late most important taking action which are opposite to your fear
  4. Cheer!

1

STASHED IN:

2

The Fastest Ever Man-made Machine.

1. First spacecraft to study a star - Our Sun. 

The Parker solar probe, launched on August 11, 2018 is a part of NASA’s ‘Living With a Star’ program. 

This probe will attempt to study two sections of the Sun: the corona and its atmosphere.

2. First mission to be named after living person. 

The Parker solar probe gets its name from physicist Eugene Parker, who provided concepts to the energy generating capabilities of stars.

3.Closest distance of any spacecraft from Sun.

This distance will reduce to 3.8 million miles (6.12 million km) by the final orbits of the Parker spacecraft around the sun.

2

STASHED IN:

3

100% commitment is easier than 98% commitment. Period.

Cuz once you take a decision, you avoid decision fatigue. For ex- When you decide that you will wake up at 5, you do not snooze. But becuase you have not truly decided the waking up at 5, you have the decision fatigue and you snooze. So, learn to commit fully. Decision fatigue is will power, when you commit 100%, you save your will power. 

Will power often doesn't work.

13

STASHED IN:

22