Unlocking the Most Powerful Learning Technique (That School Never Taught You)
The key to effective learning lies in embracing small, bite-sized pieces of laser-focused content for short durations.
Reflecting on our traditional education system, we’ve always adhered to dividing our day into fixed time blocks dedicated to different subjects. Science, math, gym, and the like—each allotted a specific slot. When the bell rang, we transitioned from one subject to another.
On the surface, this approach seems reasonable enough, aiding in maintaining order and assisting teachers in planning their schedules. However, experts have uncovered a not-so-insignificant flaw with this method of organizing learning: It steers us away from the most efficient study technique.
Enter micro-learning; A superior approach to learning.
Research indicates that if we truly desire to retain new information, the optimal way to study is what we refer to as “microlearning.” This means that to master a new concept, your best strategy is to devote concentrated effort for a short period of time, take a break, and then revisit the material, spreading intense bursts of learning over an extended duration.
Consider the sheer volume of content being uploaded on a daily basis.
Every day, over 720,000 HOURS of new content are added to YouTube alone. Let that sink in.
It’s humanly impossible to keep up.
You simply cannot—let me reiterate—consume such an overwhelming amount of content on the golf swing and expect to improve miraculously. If that were the case, everyone would be consistently shooting below 80. (Currently, only 26 percent of all golfers consistently shoot below 90 on regulation 18-hole courses, while 45 percent average more than 100 strokes per round.)
In my personal experience teaching lessons in person or online, I’ve observed that the best results for students stem from simplifying ONE idea. It should be presented in a bite-sized and easily digestible format, encouraging immediate implementation.
By embracing the power of micro-learning, we can unlock our full potential as learners, absorbing knowledge effectively and maximizing our growth.