Dr Stephanie Burns talks about learning and how to do it effectively, in this exclusive article for Mr Vitamins One single motivation has driven my entire career:
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'To help people get where they say they want to go'Toward that aim my work has focused mainly on two areas.
- The first being the development of more effective strategies for learning - as learning is a feature of all significant goals people have.
- The second being persistence - as managing one’s motivation to take action is necessary for the achievement of all goals requiring a long time to develop.
- First, when most people fail to achieve a highly desired goal they account for the failure by some lack within themselves; they are too slow, a poor learner, have a bad memory and so on. In essence, they blame themselves and not the lack of learning strategies. And, rarely if ever, is this attributed to the fact that these strategies are not taught during our years in school. We simply do not leave school knowing how to learn effectively as an adult with adult goals.
- The second consequence, on from this, is that after repeated failures there is a loss of confidence. People stop choosing to pursue new goals.