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.