The Math Behind The 5-Hour Rule: Why You Need To Learn 1 Hour Per Day Just To Stay Relevant
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 of deliberate learning that will maintain our economic health.
Those who do not keep learning will be left behind, stuck in a job, or unemployed.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
The Pareto principle states that 20% of your activities (even lesser) deliver 80% results (even more) in almost every area of your life.
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.