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Deconstruct a skill, then select and focus on the fundaments, the most meaningful parts.
Find a mentor so he can point out what are the most important parts for a beginner to learn. To save you both time, have specific questions in mind, like what is most frustrating to learn, how do they identify an expert and what is most and least useful.
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To be successful at mastering a skill ensures it is applicable. Being able to use a skill to objectively better your life is a great motivator.
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Specific goals are easier to visualize and lend themselves to a clearer path to success than their vague counterparts. To set yourself up for success, narrow your skill down as much as possible.
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It can keep you accountable, but it can also lead to a false sense of completeness. One way to avoid sabotaging yourself is to state your goal as a commitment rather than progress towards the finished product.
Learning is a frustrating process. To increase your chances of sticking to it:
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Have an end goal in mind when you're learning.
Even if you just want to do it for fun, find a project you can't do without learning the skill.
In order to learn, we need to sleep
Learning is hard and takes effort on a personal level. It requires attention and physical energy.
• When you start learning, you need to pay careful attention to bring that information into your short-term memory. Lack of sleep can mak...
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