I appreciate the pure honesty offered here Paul. I am a young designer (Currently enrolled in a local University studying Graphic Design). I have seen maybe options like DesignLab, General Assembly, etc. All offering this quick fix to success.
Honestly I have felt heavily persuaded by these online courses. But I have also felt a guilty feeling about ditching my education to seek out this form of quick learning to my dream career.
Your words were more of an encouragement to keep going, and find the value my traditional education has to offer.