Online learning: Things that can go wrong because of too many options

Education & Career

“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” – Tony Robbins

Today, there is fascination towards learning that comes at ease. It can be online education/e-Learning under which one can pursue education at the comfort of his or her home. With so much free content on the web, learners often think that acquiring knowledge will be an easy process. However, here goes a saying of no free lunch. To make learning really rewarding, one perhaps needs to ensure that he or she can stay focused on one theme for an extended period of time.

Learners are often swayed by new courses. While on the web, there is tendency to move from one website to another. Many end up registering for numerous courses/books with little followup. There is lack of commitment to stick with one goal at a time.

Practice at some point becomes monotonous. But single-handed devotion requires practice at a time when there is temptation to quit and do something new. Athletes for sure know that big part of their performance rests on practice. There is perhaps no short cut to it. Despite tilt towards so-called multitasking, today’s knowledge- and information-intense products require specialized inputs which can be effectively delivered after acquiring expertise in one area of choice.

As adult learner, we need to make sure that we do not use plea of multitasking to cover up our inability to stick with one commitment. Rehearsal of one quality script instead of ever searching for newer scripts makes many sales people realize where they initially made an error!

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