Career, CrossFit

Be Able to Explain it to the Five-Year-Old

This short two-minute video is just as much about teaching as it is about CrossFit. The glory is in the very last sentence:

communication quote

I had an Economics professor in college who was filled with his own sticky quotes, and he would say something very similar when it came time to write our term papers: “be able to communicate it to the five-year-old.” It stuck with me in college and excited me again when I watched this video.

Whether we are consultants, analysts, parents, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, aunts, uncles, coaches, etc. there is a teacher in all of us. We are all called upon to guide or explain something to others in one way or another.

In those moments, there is something to be said for short simple communication so that a five-your-old can understand.