He also suggest we try and put ourselves in the learners shoes and think about a course or workshop we have taken where we had that feeling of resistance to learning. Why did we? What helped us overcome it? or What actually pushed us further from it?
One thing I've always claimed I couldn't do is draw. Let's be honest, a lot of us claim we can't do that, like others claim they can't public speak... however I can, I just choose to believe I can't.
Check out this great TedxHull talk by Graham Shaw Why people believe they can't draw - and how to prove they can