There are forces at work that are committed to making sure that you never succeed, never triumph, never learn. You can’t see them and you can’t touch them, but they are deadly. Here’s the hard part: they live in your mind.
Can you overcome these enemies? Absolutely, says Chris Majer. Here are some keys to success:
Knowing. The number one enemy of learning is knowing, or more precisely, the assumption of knowing. This is the minds automatic response of, “I already know this,” that arises whenever you are exposed to something new. Your mind is lazy and its default response to anything new is, “This is just like X, and I already know that.” This is a great way to close off possibilities, as once you think you know something you tend to quit paying attention and lose the possibility of learning.
You can overcome!»