An Iceberg and Learning at WA
What has an iceberg got to do with learning at Wealthy Affiliate?
It's one of my favorite metaphors. Think of an iceberg as above and below the water. The top half is your conscious thinking, you are totally aware of it and think about everything to do in detail sometimes!
Yet under the water your unconscious works away at every thought, your lungs your heart rate and your temperature. Guess what you could not think consciously about it all at once. It would drive you insane.
So how does the conscious mind and your unconscious mind deal with learning to ride a bike when you were a kid and what could this mean for wealthy affiliate?
Simple in everything we learn there are four stages. So this is how it works in simple terms and guess what is it the same as your learning at WA.
So you don’t know you can't ride a bike and frankly you do not care. Guess what it's just not on your radar. Then for whatever reason you decide to learn how to do it.
It's hard when you realize you don’t know how to ride a bike and you clock your mistakes and your "urges" to give up. Many opt out at this point. However, for those that keep going this is a learning process as new neurons in the brain are being created.
Now you are aware your learning is working, you are achieving small wins and you know how to ride a bike. You feel a bit more confident and say to yourself "I can do this!" Your new connections in your brain at firing faster that ever. You are building a habit. This is about to go below the water in our iceberg metaphor.
By this time the subconscious mind is in charge and running the show, you don’t have to think consciously about riding your bike! To others, it may appear seamless but they also did not see you fall off many times!
This is exactly the same learning process at wealthy affiliate, your brain is working perfectly.
Just know you have to go through exactly the same steps and hand it over to your unconscious mind. That’s called being "in the flow".
The journey goes quicker if it's fun. Good luck, Phil