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I've heard, from various sources, that online courses have anywhere between a 2-8% completion rate. Given my interest in education, learning, and online education, today I'm going to speculate as to why.   Here's four reasons to explore: Most of us are bad at coming back to things People realise it's not for them Inspiration is not sustainable. Often, people are not looking to learn.   1) Most of us are bad at coming back to things   Don't try to motivate yourself to go to an early morning gym session. Just get up and put your gym shorts on — then you'll find yourself triggering

I googled this and took my inspiration from the first result. So I hope it's correct.   [According to this site a snake, unlike other reptiles, appears to shed its skin in one go.   The snake grows, and as such, its skin begins to stretch.   It then reaches a point where further growth is not possible. That presents a problem.   So what does the snake do?   It grows its new skin underneath. Once complete, the old skin is shed away.   What it leaves is a snake-shaped skin behind it. A replica, yet, a hollow one.   Like a past version of yourself, that you've shed, it looks like you from the

Adam Geha of EG writes:   When I inspect office buildings and shopping centres prior to purchase, I always make sure to inspect the toilets. It's not the most glamorous part of the tour, but often the most telling.   I look at how well the toilets are maintained. Are they clean? Are they well ventilated? Is the soap and toilet paper well stocked?   Why do I bother? Because how the toilets are maintained is often a reliable gauge of the owner's mindset and the modus operandi of the managing agent.   If the toilets are poorly maintained it tells me a couple of things. First, the

There's a lesson to be found in how the Romans celebrated victory.   Courtesy of the Daily Stoic:   After a major military victory, the triumphant military generals were paraded through the streets to the roars of the masses. The ceremonial procession could span the course of a day with the military leader riding in a chariot drawn by four horses. There was not a more coveted honor. The general was idolized, viewed as divine by his troops and the public alike.   But riding in the same chariot, standing just behind the worshipped general, was a slave. The slave’s sole responsibility for the entirety of

Wondering what the heck you're meant to be doing in the world? Wondering whether you're in the right place?   Well, you shouldn't be.   Not because you're failing, not because there's something wrong with you. Just because you're still building your Harbour Bridge.   What the heck is your Harbour Bridge? Well, let's stop first and look around.   Look around.   Your friends might be starting things like little businesses, Instagram pages, blogs, personal websites and Youtube channels. They might write about their day, or they might share travel videos. These things are actually pretty typical. Pretty normal.   But how do you make money doing them? How are they going

"The only risk, is not taking any risks" - Scott McKeon   When you're in the Room choosing between a few Doors, there is only one option that is wrong. As each Door is really the first of a Thousand Doors that lie one after another, the only wrong decision is choosing no Door. The Door I'm opening now in my life is called The Constant Student Community. It is an online learning community to help people discover what they love doing — whether it's a traditional career, creative side project or full-blown startup. To be clear, this is a business I've co-founded and

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