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Assess Your Ability Regularly

  • You just need a way to measure your progress so that you can make sure your learning is on track and adjust accordingly.
  • Pick an objective, third-party measure. That is, don’t assess your ability based only on your own judgment. If you can get someone more experienced to critique your performance, that’s great. But you can also take an online assessment or record a video.
  • On a daily basis, you can also track your progress using a habit-tracking app or notebook. Having a visual record of your progress will motivate you to continue, showing you how far your ability has come since you began.


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Credentials Are No Longer Enough

Credentials Are No Longer Enough

  • There was a time when having a college degree was enough to secure a good job. But with more people graduating from college than ever, you now need other ways to differentiate yourself.
  • While there are many ways to stand out in a job interview, one of the best is to demonstra...


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Start With the Right Learning Resources

Start With the Right Learning Resources

  • Focus on resources that make few assumptions and focus on teaching absolute beginners. This way, you don’t miss fundamentals or develop bad habits that could come back to haunt you later.
  • Beyond that, pick whatever learning resources work best for your style.


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Use Spaced Repetition to Make Information Stick

Use Spaced Repetition to Make Information Stick

Spaced repetition is similar to traditional flashcards, with one important twist. Instead of spending equal time studying every flashcard, spaced repetition systems focus your studies on the information you struggle with the most.

Meanwhile, spaced repetition also h...


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How Long Does It Take To Learn a New Skill?

How Long Does It Take To Learn a New Skill?

There isn’t a straightforward answer. Malcolm Gladwell popularized the idea that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in a discipline, but the reality is more complex.

  • To start, is your goal actually to become an expert? In many cases, you can benefit immensely from learning a...


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Identify What You Want to Learn

Identify What You Want to Learn

The first step to learning something new is to pick a skill or subject. You probably have a vague idea in mind already, to make it more specific. This way, you can better track your learning progress.

Besides being specific about what you want to learn, you should a...


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Practice Deliberately

When you practice deliberately, you set a specific intention for your practice session and ruthlessly focus on only that. You’re also honest about your current performance, constantly asking how you can improve.

Popular ideas such as the 10,000-hour rule give the impres...


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Self-Education Is the Ultimate Competitive Edge

Despite fears of automation destroying jobs, history shows us that new technology often ends up creating new jobs and opportunities.

If you want to take advantage of these new jobs, then you’ll need to be able to teach yourself new things. Traditional classroom education is...


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Determine How You Learn Best

In essence, you need to determine your learning style. However, it’s not as simple as the outdated idea of three different learning styles. In reality, you probably learn well in multiple ways, and the best approach will also depend on the topic.

Some of the main ways you c...


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Tracking your progress helps you understand how you’re doing and gives you a target to reach. This makes it easier to keep up with your momentum.

It makes you accountable to your goal and helps you to stay on track.

Track your metrics on a calendar

Pick a metric (or two) that makes sense for you and then track how many days you hit it.

Your calendar becomes a large, visual reminder of your progress (and also brings in the power of streaks).

Assess Your Impact

Assess Your Impact

"(...)Take time to assess the outcome or results of your work, not just the actions you've taken... When you see you've had a positive effect and can label your accomplishment, you may be able to stop overanalyzing and move on." - Beth Kuhel, Get Hired, LLC


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