This is part of an ongoing series on the fundamental rules or “patterns” of accelerated learning. Each rule is very contextual; these are not silver bullets or cure-alls.
Rule #2: FLUENCY
When you are pursuing accelerated learning, and know you will be judged by the level of your performance (not your knowledge)…
Even after much training, it can be disappointing how little you are able to do (or remember.)
- A broad understanding of a topic takes a while.
- Theoretical understanding doesn’t mean you can apply what you know in the real world.
- People learn by doing; experience is the best teacher.
- You don’t know whether you can do something until you’ve done it.
- Hidden problems and questions emerge only once you’ve had the real-world experience.
- Although there are diverse learning styles, all (or most) of these are accommodated in a real-world experience.
- Do something, anything, rather than speculating on how you might do it.
- Observe and make use of your experience as you experiment with doing your target skill.
- Interact and collaborate with other learners who are focused on doing over knowledge.