Have you ever wondered why learning some tasks are more difficult than others. While there are many dynamics that influence our ability to learn, one dynamic that we need to understand is how to anchor new knowledge. Remember when you were in elementary school and the first week of school seemed like a total waste; because all the teacher did was review what you learned last year. The teacher was actually setting an anchor for learning. What happens in the corporate setting is people often forget to set an anchor for learning and the results are people resist the learning making what is to be learned more challenging than it needs to be. Whether you are a trainer, a parent or a person just trying to help someone learn a new skill, never underestimate the power of beginning the instruction by establishing a strong anchor attach the skill to be learned with a skill that has already been successfully learned.