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The Power of Using Your Patterns with Intention: An Example Diana Randolph is a person who, over time and with great intention, has learned to self-regulate the use of her Learning Patterns. Read her story and think about her learning experiences. Then read her description of how the Patterns are a part of her everyday personal and professional life. At times, we’ve all had to improvise. Perhaps the plan for doing something didn’t work for some unforeseeablereason, and it was necessary to “think on the spot.” Maybe plans for a day-long outing fell through because ofweather, timing, or some attraction being unexpectedly closed—so another outing had to be planned quickly.Maybe a machine did not work properly, and had to be fixed or replaced.Recall a time when you and your family or friends had to “field-fit.” Use this form to explain the situation andanalyze how you used your combination of Patterns to handle it successfully.What was the original plan or goal?What caused it not to work, and when did you recognize that itwould not work?What change did you make inplanning, in equipment, in thesteps of a process, and so on,to reach your original goal?Write a one-sentence summary of theexperience that begins with thefollowing phrase: “I used(name the Pattern or Patterns) to….”How elsemight you have “field-fitted”to reach your goal?Thinking back, how often do you findyourself “field-fitting” and using yourLearning Patterns with intention inorder to succeed?Field-Fitting
CHAPTER 2Section 2.4 Building Your Learning ProfileNotice how the awareness of her Patterns has helped her to have a richer, deeper, understanding of herself.Beginning in high school, I worked different jobs: file clerk, assembly line at a toy factory, and housekeeper for a local motel. But all along I knew I wanted to be an artist. I just wasn’t sure how to go about that.I really had no one to advise me. My high school teachers had encouraged me to go to art school to become a commercial artist. No one in my family had ever attended college. I was the oldest child in my family and felt as if I had to find my own path. No one had ever told me there was such a thing as “Fine Arts.” No one had ever encouraged me to attend college.Instead, I worked that series of jobs. Then an event quietly changed my life. A coworker in NJ showed me a brochure from her son’s university in Wisconsin. I was intrigued.The following fall I enrolled there as a full time student.Studying was very hard for me because I had been out of school for two years. My grades weren’t too good that first year. For my sophomore year, after each class I reviewed my notes every day with no distractions. I felt as if I was back on track. (D. Randolph, personal communication, September 10, 2012)Diana concludes the telling of her learning journey with a powerful insight: “One thing I have learned is that there’s no straight path in life. And most importantly, don’t let anyone ever talk you

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