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How To Get Your Online Education -- Part Four


By now you've covered the basics in your chosen field and you've started to apply what you have learned into action. You've got some experience of your own now, and you are learning from your mistakes.

How then do you advance further?

Obviously, if you've been in contact with an expert you can still gain from that contact, but you've also developed another important resource at this point as well. Yourself.

If the world still depended on the knowledge of the first generations of man, you would not be reading this today. Obviously then, it is possible to create new ideas and advance into new ground based on the basics of education that you already possess.

This is creativity.

The key to creativity is to constantly be thinking of ways to improve. Look for holes or rough spots in a process, then think of how you can fill them or smooth them out. Look also at the best points and discern what element makes it the best. Can that element then be used in the entire process?

Asking questions of both others with knowledge and experience and yourself can lead to answers that further your education. Talk thingsout with some one you respect or learned from in the past. Always maintain a relationship with those you've determined to be good resources.

At this time, however, you've also got to step back and accept the fact that you do have both strengths and weaknesses. While your strengths can move you ahead, your weaknesses will drag along behind you, slowing your progress.

Identify your weaknesses and find ways to make up for them. Either take the time to pursue further education in those areas, or use others to fill them for you.

For example, an Internet marketer that is great at promotion may be holding himself back with weak writing skills. He then has two options. Either hire someone to do his writing for him and let him continue to do what he is good at, or seek out an excellent writer to learn from and put in practice time to improve the skill.

Either way, it is the identifying of strengths and weaknesses that allows for further progression in the learning process.

Fortifying your weaknesses is an obvious need, but you can also progress by pushing your strengths. One excellent way to gain from our strengths is by putting them to use in helping others. We'll move on to that subject as this series concludes in part five.

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