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Learning Something New

When we are learning a new skill, practicing is key, but what's more important is the way we practice and the variation we bring in the practice.

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Try practicing differently, making small but smart changes, spacing the practice sessions.

A waiting period internalizes your practice. It makes you evaluate the results, focusing on what works and discarding what does not work. Constant modification and refinement, along...

Making the conditions slightly different while practicing improves our skills faster.

The modification between two practice moves needs to be subtle, not drastic.

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