The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives. Imagine if you could pick up that skill you've always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life? How will blockchain impact finance and business?
More than a decade of structured education gives us a blueprint to build a pretty good life. You've probably learned so many valuable things along the way to get where you're at today. But are you still learning?
Normally when I talk about learning quickly, I'm using speed as a synonym for efficiency. Use more effective methods and you'll learn more in less time. All else being equal, that means you're learning faster. Today, however, I want to consider a different meaning for speed: how quickly should you try to do things in order to improve performance.
There are two problems you can encounter when you're trying to learn something.
You have a clear understanding of what you'd like to do and how you're going to do it, but you're unable to implement the approach you've chosen. Slow things down so you can pay more attention to every aspect of the problem.
Speed learning is effective when you're not sure what the ideal should be and need more information to work it out. A good example of speed leading to move closer to quality is in entrepreneurial fields. Many fail because they picked the wrong problem to solve and wasted too much time trying to solve it.