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It's exploring your interests intentionally, with a map, and with minimal fear.
You can explore more interests simultaneously, but limit yourself to 2 - 3 interests so that you can focus on them without neglecting your responsibilities.
Select 1 - 3 resources as your “primary curriculum” for learning more about your interests.
These resources can include online courses, YouTube playlists, or studying a mentor’s social media posts.
Completing a project as you learn is the fastest way to consolidate your knowledge and skills. You’ll also learn what you like and don’t like about the interest.
A map is an effective type of “plan of action” that helped me accelerate my Zero-to-Noob journey.
A map has four components:
In your map, you should also try to schedule at least 1h/day for both information input and output (i.e., at least 30 min each).
While going through Steps #2 - #4, you might find some aspects of your plan unappealing.
That feeling is a data point, indicating that you may still like your interest overall, but there are some parts of it you’d find boring.
However: it’s not a valid data point until you take action on your plan. Any feelings you experience before that are merely expectations, which are often influenced by biases and social interactions.
Collect data about your feelings as you go through the process of planning and executing. They’ll help you figure out your likes and dislikes.
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For every concept I discover, I strive to find examples and stories from my own life. This newsletter issue was inspired by my goals for Summer 2023!
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This is a useful technique I've used in the past to explore my curiosities and interests.
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