The beginners are not aware of the fact that to become an expert, there is much more to learn, but as they begin to explore, new caverns are found by them that is simply astounding. Next, as those caverns are explored, they find even larger ones. It then becomes frustrating, and a lot of folks eventually give up learning due to this feeling.
OK, so all of us wish to learn abilities — new languages, games, writing, math, history, physical skills, programming skills, a lot more. But these 4 problems stand in the way of ours. Let us have a look at them. We are going to discover 4 keys to overcoming these 4 problems, so we can tackle anything we wish to learn.
One at a Time
Indeed, it is true: there is a great number of things, subjects and activities to discover and to be learned, which sometimes can be frustrating. But that is true of living itself — there is a great deal to see and do, and nobody could do it all at once. Therefore, what we should do is to focus on one step at a time.
So definitely should not concentrate on all of the innumerable huge caverns which need to be investigated, but focus on the ground which is right before us at the moment.
Ignore all of the great uncharted territories, for the time being, shut the majority of the earth out and just examine those things that are in front of you. One little stage at a time, a couple of little steps every day, and we can check out a great deal in the long run.
Second KeyHave you checked that Deep mind’s AI robot which taught itself to walk and the impressive thing about that robot was that it taught itself through the method of error and trial; every blunder was a lesson learned.
In reality, that is the same as how we learn. We do not understand that our understanding is wrong until we try it out and discover whether it works or not. We cannot discover something new until we try and fail a lot of times.
All of us learned to walk in that way … wobbly, dropping down, until we got the hang of it. This also how we learned to speak, or eating by a spoon, and so on.
Although a fear simply holds us back, unfortunately, at some point we begin to fear failure. Failure is just the learning process; we should always remember that. Thus, rather than depicting failure as «bad,» we need to flip its understanding. And should think that, failure is a training, a chance being much better, a good old teacher telling us that we need to concentrate more on our learning. Most students ask us that, can someone do my assignment for me, and we reply.
We always hope to become an expert (or at minimum «advanced beginner») as quickly as we can, and when it takes 5 times as extended, we become frustrated.
However, we should not concentrate on the pace of our learning but should only focus on the progress of learning, it is like if you begin a hike, and you are fixed on getting to your wonderful destination … though it is a long trip, and you become frustrated by just how long it is taking. We should not do that, rather we should enjoy every scenery and beauty of every step we take.
When we are learning, rather than concentrating on the place we wish to be, we can take pleasure in the specific focus we are learning at this time. We can be grateful for where we're, for having the chance to find out at all. We can benefit from the falling down, so any improvement we have made thus far.
The Fourth Key
Every new thing that we will start to learn will seem uncertain at the start, and that feeling of uncertainty is the most difficult thing to overcome. And when we tend to become uncertain, we usually shy away from that thing.
With a conscious prouncertainty change our perception of uncertainty. We need to accept that any uncertain thing is completely OK, everyone is naïve at some point. So, we should accept our uncertainty and make it our strength.