I love Coursera and really the MOOCs movement to bring high quality education to the masses. My main complaint is that there are too many good courses to take and subjects to learn. I want to learn it all and I want it now, which makes it impossible.
I’m a serial overcommitter. It’s something I’m working on. Yesterday, I was thinking about taking one course. Then I found another interesting course. Then another. This has been my MOOC downfall in prior experiences.
This time I’ve decided to concentrate on one MOOC at a time. That seems like commonsense to most people. My main objective is to find a number of courses I find interesting. Then I want to cut courses from my list until I get to the one course I want to take before all others.
This time I’ve decided to take the first course of the University of Pennsylvania’s Entrepreneurship specialization called, Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity.
I’ve been interested in entrepreneurship for a long time. One of my main goals this year is to start a side hustle. If I’m serious about this goal then I should spend some time learning about the topic from one of the top universities in the world.
In the past, I’ve focused on what I thought I should learn instead of focusing on what I want to learn.
Starting today, I’m sticking to one course and choosing want over should.