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It's the pursuit of more information, skills, experience, education or practical understanding of a subject before taking action.
We often hide behind knowledge acquisition and use learning as an excuse to delay the more important choice of actually doing something.
"Passive learning is not a form of practice because although you gain new knowledge, you are not discovering how to apply that knowledge. Active practice, meanwhile, is one of the greatest forms of learning because the mistakes you make while practicing reveal important insights."
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New knowledge does not necessarily drive new results, especially if your goal is to make progress and not to simply gain additional knowledge.
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Passive learning creates knowledge. Active practice creates skills.
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Mimic and get help from someone who’s already learned it to get tips and save time.
In order to achieve mastery faster, our first step should be to consult the top players in the field and model the path they have already carved out for us.
...into its basic, fundamental components, to find the most important things to practice first. This shows that very few things actually make a difference in any aspect of our lives, including learning.
Use the Pareto Principle: which describes a goal of generating 80 percent of results by putting in 20 percent of the effort.
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”
Kaizen, which means continuous improvement in Japanese was originally developed by Depression-Era management gurus in the US. The Japanese embraced the idea of improving and thriving in small steps, as opposed to working on a BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal).
The long, hard process looks difficult but is actually easy if we just focus on the small step that needs to be taken today, and do that consistently.