Several years ago I wrote down 3 phrases; Learn it, Master it, and Redefine it. Whether it is learning a new skill, or starting a new job this explains how I approached new things. It was frustrating to me that I always felt others would be able to jump into new tasks much quicker then I could. I often was a slow starter, but would eventually catch up, and often surpassed others in understanding the task. After reflecting on how I approached new situations I saw a pattern in myself that helped me understand how I work.