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The most successful, busy people in the world dedicate at least 5 hours a week to deliberate learning.
The 5-Hour Rule is the most critical practice we can all adopt for long-term career suc...
It takes about 6,400 hours of class time and studying to get a 4-year degree. Assume that it takes you only 5,000 hours to master your field.
While you are happy that you've prepared for you...
When we consider the future of work, there are two trends we should keep a note of. They are:
The rate at which knowledge is becoming outdated is predictable and growing exponentially. For example:
Informal learning outside of traditional institutions accounts for 70 to 90 percent of all learning.
If other people are learning more, then you have to learn just as much to stay...
You might not think you have five extra hours in the week, but you do. The simplest way is to stack learning on top of your current schedule. Areas where you can leverage double-time every d...
Just as we have minimum recommended dosages of vitamins and minutes of exercise for maintaining physical health, we should understand that we also have to be rigorous about the minimum dose...
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Facts decay over time. And the time it takes to disprove or replace half of it can be predicted.
Data in medicine become half as relevant in 2-3 years. For exact sciences, 2-4 years.
If we want our knowledge to compound, we’ll need to focus on the invariant general principles.
Half-lives show us that if we spend time learning something that changes quickly, we might be wasting our time.
No matter how busy successful people are, they always spend at least an hour a day (thus five hours a week) learning or practicing. And they do this across their entire career.
Besides expanding your knowledge, reading can give you a good head start; this is often what your peers cannot obtain.
Even if you can't commit to an hour or more of reading every day, start with 20 to 30 minutes.
The five-hour rule also includes reflecting and thinking. This could be just staring at the wall or jotting down your thoughts.
Focusing on the past gives you a chance to learn from mistakes you've made, as well as assess what you did correctly. As a result, you’ll be better suited to achieve your goals and improve your life.
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The Pareto principle states that 20% of your activities (even lesser) deliver 80% results (even more) in almost every area of your life.
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