How to learn new skills

Published in personal growth, on Mar 20, 2021

Josh Kaufman wrote a book Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business and gave a TEDx talk titled "The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything". Watch the YouTube video by clicking button below..

These are my main takeaways:

  • Deconstruct the skill: decide exactly what you want to be able to do. Break the skill down into smaller and smaller pieces. Learn the most important pieces first.
  • Self correct: Learn enough so you can self correct or self edit while practicing the skill. This is so you can notice when you make a mistake.
  • Remove distractions: Remove barriers and distractions that would inhibit practicing. Make it easy to practice the skill.
  • 20 hours: Practice the skill for 20 hours.