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Cause and Effect Learning- Is Key

Posted in How to Learn on February 24, 2009 by itdaddy


I want to talk about the best kind of learning. The best kind of learning is learning with cause and effect. The kind of learning that affects you as a person. Here are some examples:

  1. Learning to save money because you have no money and when there is a rainy day (there are many in life), you have it.
  2. You learn to prioritize your money and learn needs from wants when you as a teenager and livinging on your own figure out do I want to starve or do I want that new XBOX game???
  3. Touching a hot stove? dating a pyscho girlfriend? you learn not to go there anymore because it hurts.
  4. Above screen shot is of a CLI prompt that has timed out. What command do I use for a console port time out??

R2(config)#line con 0
R2(config-line)#no exec-timeout

The best kind of learning is real “cause and effect” learning. I was so annoyed by this console timing out I just know the command by heart. Another command is for when you type something by accident and your CLI is looking for ip domain lookup and locks up: type this so you device doesn’t look for domain lookups:

R2(config)#no ip domain-lookup

Bottom Line in learning: “Cause and Effect” learning. Having to remember something because you have to be able to move on to the next item. This is how we learn over time in a job. So if somehow we¬† can build learning labs in the form of forcing us to remember by doing then I believe we can achieve great heights in learning and success in passing exams will be better for us.