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How To Copy Your Way To Success!

Aug 12, 2008
There are three modeling positions. In your modeling process, you have to cycle through each and every one of them. The first is called third person modeling. This is a position you adopt when you are observing only open and observable behavior.

This is one of the positions I adopted when I learnt how to bowl.

I simply copy by looking at how other people do it. A point to take note about third person modeling is that you can copy a lot but it does not ensure competence.

You will have to at least do it yourself., otherwise, physiologically speaking, you will not receive the benefits of practicing. For most parts, certain gestures can be copied but the issue of whether it makes any sense to you depends.

For example, I have been told that 'Tai Chi' movements are more complicated and intense than what we see on the outside.

The flow and positioning of the hands and legs must be precise. A master of 'Tai Chi' will be able to spot a mistake even if a gesture is a single millimeter off where it is supposed to be.

So, while third person positions are good to get you started, you need more than just that to keep going. This is the reason why you need to move into the second person position.

This position is extremely crucial and can provide you with a lot of information that can help you to succeed in your modeling. It requires you to gather direct information from the model himself.

This could include interviews or even samples of the model's work. Sometimes, books that the model has written can provide a keen insight into the model's processes. Without clarifying the second position, it will be extremely difficult for you to attain competence in the particular skill area.

In fact, without going through this position, you are doing nothing more than a trial and error method

Finally, we come to first person modeling. First person modeling is really about going inside and imagining yourself being the other person, being the model and executing the move as if you were the model.

As you are doing this, you are also cycling through your internal thought patterns and making sure that they are similar, if not identical to the original model's thought processes. The moment you come out of first person practice, it typically means that you have questions for the model once again.

This is where you return to observe the model one more time. You might even be observing yourself from a third person perspective through a video recording.

Whatever the case, once you are done with the first round of practice in the first person, you should go check with the model and find out from if you have attained his level of competence in the particular skill area.

Through this process of modeling by using the 3 modelling positions, you will be able to elict and gain the strategies and skills needed to succeed in your area of interest.
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