How to Beat the Learning Curve
The graph below is nothing new. Increased time/quantity of attempts in a given activity results in increased performance/knowledge. There are many lessons that can be taken away from the learning curve.
Businesses can use this for product positioning. A tradeoff exists between ease-of-use and functionality.
Product A may be easy to learn, but it may be limited in various attributes that create in-depth functionality. Knowing this allows businesses to create differentiation in Product B, a product with a steeper learning curve and greater functionality.
We are all participating in some form or fashion with the learning curve at all times. Whether it’s a trying to master a profession, perfect a language, or build a new skill set, the curve gives us evidence into the separation between the complacent and the best.
Do not get frustrated in the short-run. This is merely a designed part of the process. Often the success is based on who sticks with it the longest.
The time and effort spent after undergoing the plateau makes the difference in expertise exponentially greater.
If the curve you’re participating in means something to you, you won’t regret sticking to it.
If you could care less, it’s time to find yourself a new curve.