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The First 20 Hours

The First 20 Hours

by Josh Kaufman

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Today's book try to give you a plan that helps you learn and acquire a new skill fast, encourage you to start learning the skills you want, and avoid you from procrastinating by saying there's no time available.

  1. choose the skill you want to learn.
  2. stay commited to it for at least 20 hours of learning and practicing.
  3. stay with the 10 rules that I will cover.

After the first 20 hours you won't break a world record and be a master at this skill, because reaching this level require thousands of hours practicing.

Don't get frustrated because you'll learn enough from this skill which will make it helpful for you even if you know the basics of it th...

  1. Choose a skill you like or that arouse your curiosity.
  2. Focus on only 1 skill at a time, don't learn more than 1 skill at the same time.
  3. Decide the required level you want to reach before starting.
  4. Break up

1- Learning a new skill will get you to a better place, even if you don't see that the skill is helpful.

2- Remember there is no time wasted while learning, if you see that the skill didn't give you an advantage, it gave it to you in an indirect way.

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The First 20 Hours is a book about rapid skill acquisition: how to pick up new skills as fast as humanly possible.

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