4 Powerful Stages of Learning

4 Powerful Stages of Learning

brain learningWhen learning new skills, there are 4 powerful stages of learning. You should always work on yourself and continue to get better.

I just learned these 4 powerful stages of learning at a training event I attended this past weekend. Before I share with you the 4 stages, here are some quotes on learning new things.

Quotes on Learning

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~Dr. Seuss

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.  ~Vernon Howard

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” ~Phil Collins

“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”~ Pablo Picasso

“The only source of knowledge is experience” ~Albert Einstein

Stages of Learning

Stage 1: Unconscious Incompetence – This is when you don’t know that you know. An example is how you act when you are learning something new for the first time.

Stage 2: Conscious Incompetence – When you know you don’t know. You move from unconscious incompetence to conscious incompetence when you start to realize something is going on and you don’t know.

Stage 3: Conscious Competence – You do it without thinking about it. This is where things start to become interesting. A good way to relate to this is like riding a bike or driving.

Stage 4: Unconscious Competence – You can do it in your sleep! The last stage of learning. The stage of learning you want to be at “mastery’. Experts say, that it takes over 10,000 hours to get to this level.

Wrap Up

These 4 stages of learning were first introduced in the 1970’s. This will help you learn what stage you are at in learning. You may be learning something new and at stage 1, and you don’t even know you know. Save this blog in your favorites and review it every time you learn something new and see what stage you are at.

Thanks for reading and please leave me a comment if you got value.

Much Success and Gratitude!

Tom Doherty

Tom Doherty

“Your income grows as you grow personally and professionally.”

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8 Comments
  1. A very short article, yet filled with so many insights. Thanks Tom for sharing.
    I will definitely bookmark this page…

  2. Your Welcome! Glad you enjoyed the post!

  3. great article Tom !!

  4. Good quotes there Tom! Sometimes you only realise how much you still need to learn when you try to do a new task or activity.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks Rich!

  6. Hi Tom, This is so true,good barometer to check the stage one is at.By the way,just curious what kind of home business consulatancy do you provide,i m in the process of developing a business.

  7. Hi Sam, I just got your email. Thanks!

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