Monday, July 6, 2009

Are you a Learner or a Whiner?

Thoughts for today: I'm very, very happy in church on Sunday. I'm trying to teach guitar to this huge group of people in church. Although we have communication difficulties due to language barriers but a majority of them have improved by leaps and bounds due to their enthusiasm plus their willingness to listen and learn. It's such a joy to teach them. Which brings me to today's post:

Honestly, I don't think I'm such a great teacher.

Although I'm not particularly fond of teaching but when I have decided to do it, I will give my all BUT I expect equal effort in return. Hence, I have little patience with whiners.

Who are whiners, you may ask?
  • They don't listen but they try to dictate how you should teach them
  • They don't practice but they come well prepared to feed you with a list of excuses
  • They hardly focusing on learning, improving and working around their weaknesses. Instead they focus on the pain, the hardship and their self imposed weakness like age, lack of talent, bla bla bla. (You name it!)
  • They always take correction the wrong way: defensively and as a personal attack. How do you grow like that?
Usually in my experience, people who are well to do and blessed with plenty are good whiners.

Basically, whiners whine and learners learn.


Anonymous said...

I am sure the non-whiners and teachable ones really appreciate

your effort and patience with them.

just me

foongpc said...

Oh, you know how to play the guitar! So when will I get to see you perform on YouTube? : )

Jonzz said...

Anonymous: I'm just frustrated when people whine more than make the effort to learn.

foongpc: HA HA... shy lar.