The interesting thing about self-education is that when you educate yourself, you learn and pick up things so much quicker.
For example, what I’ve learnt about in the last 6 – 12 months, if I had gone through the education process would have cost me untold amounts of money, taken me approximately 10 years to do, if not longer, and would have only been drip fed the information along the way.
When you self-educate you don’t have to stick to a curriculum, you give yourself permission to learn what you want to learn and you can let the information take you where it leads. If you find that the information you are following is leading to a dead end, you don’t have to stay with it to the end, you can change straight away. No one’s going to know, no one’s going to care.
And to show you how good self-education is:
You generally taught yourself to walk within 9 – 12 months of your birth, you generally taught yourself to talk within two years and within that two years you learnt and taught yourself one of the most important questions to ask – Why?
If you love studying and researching, it doesn’t mean you have to go to polytech and university to do it, just a drive and a desire to learn is all you need.
So do not devalue self-education for all to educate means is to draw out and how you draw that information out of you doesn’t matter. Use a coach, use a teacher, use a facilitator, do it yourself, because self-education is just another alternative for learning.
Essentially what you are doing with self-education, is doing what you were doing in the first 2 years of your life because:
The information is inside all of us, the key is to bring it out and how you unlock that information doesn’t matter