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What should you do when you hit a learning wall?

What would you do when you hit a wall in your learning? You’re trying to study something. You’re trying to learn something new. You’re stuck on one concept, and you just can’t seem to get your head around it. Just like with a physical wall, you can go through it; you can go around it, or you can go over it. In the case of learning, going through the wall would be Google that concept as much as you can. Read everything you can that you can find on Google. Or if you want peer reviewed journals, use EBSCOhost or Google Scholar. Going over the wall, you can call a mentor. Call somebody who you think might already know the answer.

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Going around the wall, and this is my favorite, study something else for a little bit. I like to study psychology and counseling. I like to study marketing, sales, and business, and I like to study theology, stuff about my faith. There are lots of overlaps there, but you’re just moving to the side a little bit. I can usually even … If I’m trying to solve something about marketing, by reading about counseling, I can tie it back. If I’m working to solve something in counseling by reading about theology, I can tie it back. Just shift the mental gears for a little bit and helps me get through sticking points, get through walls. Just a few thoughts, a few suggestions, let me know what you think in the comments below. Thank you.

By Dan

Founder, Executive Director, Mental Health Counselor at Restored Life Counseling