Just In Time Vs. Just In Case Learning

There are two ways in which we approach education. The first is “just in time.” The second is “just in case.”

Just in time learning is when you seek the obtainment of knowledge in order to apply that knowledge in a real world context. For example, if you want to create a website, you need to learn the different methods in which you can do that and then you might need to learn how to code to some degree, but the point is that you only learn those things and acquire those skills because you need to. You need the skills in order to make your goals become realized.

On the flip side, just in case learning is the obtainment of knowledge with no planned application of that knowledge. For example, almost everything you learn in the educational system. You forget most of the things you learn because you aren’t applying those concepts to a real world application. The only thing you are applying that knowledge to is a test for a grade, not something you are truly excited to build. The result of just in case learning is that you forget most of it. If you don’t use it, you lose it.

So for the sake of being productive and making every second count, just in time learning is the most efficient approach to obtaining more knowledge and skills. Once you are faced with a situation that requires you to learn and know more, then you quickly hustle and learn what you need to to get to that next step. Once you get to that next step, you learn what you need to to make it to the next one. This goes on forever. The result of this is a rapid accumulation of knowledge that you will actually remember and continue to develop.

So if you are an entrepreneur, or anyone who wants to make every moment count, learn just in time.

Just In Time vs. Just In Case?

Just In time every single time.

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