Why Too Many Trainings Aren’t Good for You

Filed Under (Life Coaching & NLP) on 03-09-2017

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Surely there’s nothing like too much learning.  Learning never stops and we’ll never know everything. So isn’t it the case that the more we learn, the better? Won’t we be better experts in our fields the more courses, trainings, seminars we take? Then why aren’t too many trainings good for you? 

Learning can be addictive

just like many other things. And yes, there are addicts to learning in this world. These people sign up for every seminar, course, training that catches their attention. They’re propelled by the excitement of the promise that this course / seminar / training will make them better. But they don’t realize that while they’re course hopping they’re taking the focus away from the path of their core expertise. And they’re  constantly out of pocket while filling the pockets of the organizers of the courses. Professionals in many fields hold courses and seminars because courses and seminars are a good earner. One needs only one venue, equipment, host or team of hosts, and marketing mechanism to hold a course, and can have any number of people pay for it at once. The higher the number, the higher the profit.

Too many trainings are not good for you

If you tend to generalize, I’m not saying that going to courses, seminars, and trainings is bad.  I am saying that going to too many is bad – for your pocket and focus.  Too many courses that teach different ways to kill the same cat can dilute your focus and get you pulled in too many directions.  Spreading yourself too thinly will make you a jack of all trades, but a master of none.  And while you’re sitting in all these courses and seminars you’re not helping your clients and learning valuable lessons in the process.

Another reason why too many trainings aren’t good for you is that the brain can only hold so much information.  If we don’t use it, we lose it.  As we constantly learn new approaches to the same thing, we inevitably lose the knowledge we have, because we can’t learn new and revise the old at once.  If we don’t revise the old, we don’t solidify it in our memories and it’ll disappear. So in the final analysis we’ll always only hold a certain amount in our brains no matter how many trainings we go through.

Get the trainings you need, but not too many

If you’re starting in any professional field, you may be at a quandary about what path to take. What to specialize in and focus on.  Full of enthusiasm you may feel lured by offers of courses, seminars, and trainings  and be confused about what to take even before you get addicted to trainings… You will do yourself best service if you decide – and write down – what you want to focus on, specialize in, what skills you need to learn, and what skills you can put on the horizon of future possibilities. Then pick training that will give you the skills essential for your specialization. When you’ve done all the training and acquired plenty of practical experience of them, you’ll be better informed about what else you need to learn and what you want to learn for additional inspiration.

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