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How to Learn Anything

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HOW TO LEARN

The First 20 Hours

ANYTHING

"The major barrier to skill acquisition isn't intellectual... It's emotional."

[ Josh Kaufman ]

Deconstruct the Skill

01

Identify what you want to learn, and break it down into individual parts:

Tools or Materials Background Information Vocabulary Terms to Define Concepts to Master Skills to Practice

What are the top 3 most important things you need to know or be able to do in order to be successful?  

Step 1: Gather the resources about your topic (notes, books, articles, websites, or videos) Step 2: Learn enough to actually begin practicing Step 3: Pay attention to your mistakes, and figure out how to make adjustments for improvement  

Learn Enough to Self-Correct

02

Be open to making mistakes and learn from them!

Remove Practice Barriers

The more you can concentrate the better you’ll do on anything, because whatever talent you have, you can’t apply it if you are distracted.

03

Netflix

Be intentional about removing distractions

Feeling stupid and incompetent is a common barrier to success. Commit to practicing long enough to reach mastery!

Set a Goal to Practice 20 Hours

04

Break Through The Frustration Barrier!

Keep a Growth Mindset and expect frustration

Make it a priority to sit down and actually focus on the task!

[ Daniel Goleman ]