Self learning is becoming pretty accessible thanks to an ever growing pool of online teaching resources and special interest communities. Curious minds can happily delve into new disciplines without the need for formal instruction.
But just because it’s accessible doesn’t mean it’s easy!
I’m a developer/designer by training but I want to delve further into fine arts and visual communication. I often find myself trawling through you tube tutorials, online courses, blogs and forums for hours on end. Usually this just results in my brain melting into a defeated puddle of goo that wants to do nothing more than vegetate over something trashy.
I could happily chew through a mountain of information but then after a day or so not much of that information seems particularly important anymore. Okay, so I got some good conversation starters out of it and I did feel more up to date and connected with the world for a short time but what if I want a greater sense of long term progress?
At this point, I’d like to poll for suggestions! Do you suffer from similar hang ups or have you figured out a system that works for you?
I can think of more than a few bad habits I’d like to change in my own approach to learning and so have started a list of self prescribed suggestions. *Sheepish laugh*
Learning Pickles – I am exploring these pickles one at a time.