Getting through the learning curve

Donnell King
4 min readFeb 1, 2018
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The idea that there are four stages to the learning curve isn’t new, and yet I find few people seem to know about it. Not understanding the nature of the stages leads to premature giving up on learning a new skill.

Spoiler alert: just because you’re uncomfortable doesn’t mean you’re learning, but if you’re truly learning something you will probably be uncomfortable.

Donnell King

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