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This Is Why Most People Fail To Learn & Grow After Formal Education

This Is Why Most People Fail To Learn & Grow After Formal Education
If you want to become an autodidact (self-taught), you must overcome these barriers to learning using the best learning techniques for self-education.


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Learn Less

Consume less, but better quality material with intense bursts of focus.

Learning less in a day also reinforces the power of spacing effect as your mind gets the chance to process and remember what you learn.



Plan And Set Learning Goals

Planning and goal setting will give you a direction and will let you set intentions.

They let you achieve massive growth in a short time when you set a deadline.


Learn With Deep Focus

An hour of focused learning is more effective than 3 hours of shallow learning.

If you’re serious about learning, you can’t get distracted during that dedicated time. You can also enhance your focus by pre-conditioning your mind (having a nap before, a coffee, listening to music, etc.)


Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying

We procrastinate due to the anticipation of pain. And the best way to beat procrastination is to just get started.

If you want to turn the anticipation of pain into the anticipation of reward, you can set a reward for each learning session you do.


Adopt The Right Learning Mindset

Persevere during hard times. See challenges, obstacles, and mistakes as an opportunity to grow.

They are blessings in disguise because the more you face them, the more you learn.


Learn Beter: Do The Fundamentals

Think of yourself as a car. If you want yourself to function at your best, you need proper fuel, recovery, and care.

When learning, the fundamentals are :  eat, move and sleep.


Begin Learning With Mastery In Mind

Think big and observe the experts in the field.

Pay close attention to their mindset, skillset and the way they perform. Not only will you become more interested, but you’ll also learn faster and better.


Learn With The Beginner In Mind

Shoshin comes from Zen Buddhism that translates to “beginner’s mind”. It requires you to erase your preconceptions to learn with an open and eager mind. Bruce Lee said, “Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.”.


Mix And Match The Right Learning Methods

It’s important to choose the best learning methods to learn a particular topic.

To do that, you can find how the masters did it and follow their footsteps. You can experiment with different learning resources and learning tools and for effective learning.


Set The Right Difficulty For Growth

It’s important to practice or learn the right things, at the right pace, and at the right difficulty.

If anytime, you feel things are getting complicated or passing over your head, it’s best to step back and find the gaps in your understanding of the basics.


What Being An Autodidact Means

What Being An Autodidact Means

An Autodidact is a person that chooses their topics, learning resources and schedule to learn what they want, when they want.

Being an autodidact (a self-taught person) requires discipline and a love for learning.


Why Self-Learning Is Hard

Why Self-Learning Is Hard

Usually, the biggest barriers to learning are:

  • Getting started/ procrastination
  • Staying committed
  • Being able to focus
  • Overcoming self-doubt
  • Remembering what you're learning.



The struggle to learn new things

The struggle to learn new things

We tend to learn only the things we were already good at. This creates little bubbles of confidence where we learn, and vast areas we avoid because we’re not sure we can get good at them.


Begin with the use in mind

The first step to learning well is always to ask yourself “why am I learning this?”, because the most effective way to learn is highly dependent on the eventual situation when you will use that information. 

Understand before memorizing

Learning, is much faster when you work with precision over brute force. You’ll remember much more if, instead of trying to memorize, you first seek to understand. Once you “get” something, the act of memorizing it becomes much, much faster.

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