Steve Cunningham, owner of readitfor.me gave a presentation called “How Successful Learners Learn. His company creates summaries of books for people that are too busy to read them. He is an avid reader and realized that others were not, so he created a solution. But his presentation at San Antonio Start up Week was about a different solution that he and Rackspace founder Graham Weston created called The Golden Path.
Basically, we were all taught the wrong way to learn; consume more information, take notes, memorize, recall information and try to get better. But the brain does not like to store and retrieve this information. Brain is lazy and prefers to do what it has always done.
“Successful learners only focus on the wildly important” <– I really love this phrase. The Golden Path is:
Golden nuggets x Golden actions =
Here’s how to get there.
Have an accountability partner so you can have accountability conversations.
Bottom line of the Golden Path: Find the essence and put it into action.
Don’t waste time trying to learn all of everything. Find the key ideas and start to use them immediately, this way you can create habits.