Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

The unexpected Learning Leap

What is a learning leap? A decision? A step in your learning path? The need to overcome obstacles or abysses? No. It is the unexpected leap of showing up.

People expect that learning is affected by your degree of attention, the amount of curiosity, whether you’re resilient when you fail, or even humble enough to recognize the need to keep learning. People rarely expect the vulnerable side of learning.

A vulnerable mindset helps you take the learning leap to a new and deeper level. When you expose yourself and show up, allowing others to see your limitations, you are braver than you think.

“Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” (Brené Brown)

The experience of learning makes you vulnerable because it is one of love, belonging and joy. But it will transform your life forever. Embracing your vulnerability is the learning leap few people expect and there’s no better way to surprise yourself and others through it.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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