Taking Responsibility for My Own Learning

Taking Responsibility for My Own Learning

All learning and thereby also all success is built upon consistency and targeted training. It’s all about keeping on practicing in a proper and effective way. The only one who can influence how you learn and how fast you can achieve the results you dream about is you.

There may be a lot of external factors in your life which also affects you, but in the end you are the one in charge. As mentioned there can be many reasons why it can be hard to own up to this responsibility. It can be ignorance: you simply don’t know how to do it. Or it can be fear; are you able to achieve these things you are so eager to learn?

Taking Responsibility for My Own Learning

An example can be that you would like to learn how to keep full throttle through a certain chicane, where you have gone off track a few times. In principle it can be a lot of different challenges, but in all cases it is all about separating ‘how do I do it’ from ‘what am I supposed to do’. It is also necessary to break the task down into smaller bits.

Most importantly you have to start with what it is you are supposed to do, broken down into small and manageable fractions and later put all of these bits together to create a coherent ‘how’.

When you break a task or a challenge down into smaller fractions, it will also be easier to overcome potential fears related to the thought of ‘what if it goes wrong?’

In the example with the chicane it can be about easing off the throttle a little later each time and thereby moving gradually from A to B to C, instead of focusing on having to move from A to Z all at once.

Taking Responsibility for My Own Learning

Visualization exercises can also come in handy, but this type of training will be elaborated later in another episode.

Most importantly to take with you, is the effect of dividing big tasks into smaller and more manageable tasks.

Remember to set goals that are a little more focused on long term achievement, so that you are not easily discouraged when you don’t succeed the first few times you try something new.

It’s okay to make mistakes and it’s also okay to make a lot of mistakes. When we fail we are given the opportunity to learn something new.

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Tommy Schröter
Author: Tommy Schröter

I am the founder and CEO Baseline Driver Training. Developed by racing drivers - for racing drivers.