Learning everything in the first 20 hours
Wanna learn a new skill in a short time? I used to think it’s impossible until I watch this video clip. Josh Kaufman gave some very helpful instructions about learning everything rapidly.
- Deconstruct the skill. Break it down into smaller and more manageable parts. Focus on the most essential and useful components that will help you achieve your goal.
- Learn enough to self-correct. You don’t need to master everything, just enough to know when you’re making a mistake and how to fix it. Use books, online courses, videos, or mentors to get the basic knowledge and feedback you need.
- Remove barriers. Eliminate anything that distracts you or prevents you from practicing. This could be physical, mental, emotional, or social barriers. Set up a conducive environment, schedule a regular time, and commit to your practice.
- Practice for 20 hours. This is the key to rapid learning. You need to put in the time and effort to apply what you’ve learned and improve your skills. Don’t worry about perfection, just focus on progress.
Remember, our target should be reasonable size, not too big. We can’t expect to learn a whole language or play a complex musical instrument in 20 hours. But you can learn enough to have a basic conversation or play a simple song.