The first step is to deconstruct the skill into its basic, fundamental components.
This is in reference to the popularized Pareto's Principle, where the goal is to generate 80 percent of results by putting in 20 percent of the effort.
Our goal then should be to separate the 20 percent of our learning materials that will give us 80 percent of the result.
In his Ted Talk, Josh Kaufman believes that you don't need 10,000 hours to master a skill. As Kaufman elaborates, the key is to embrace the first 20 hours and learn the most important subset skills within that time frame to get the maximum amount
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Psychologists have also studied what's known as the transition cycle.
The reason why this is important to visualize is, that if you can predict that a dip is coming whenever you're learning anything new, it's easier to fight through it.
More importantly, the dip is there ...
The key to mastering anything faster requires practice, and a lot of practice.
It requires frequency and persistence of performing the same skill over and over again, until you can do it subconsciously, without having to think about it.
Expert-level performance is primarily the result...
Unfortunately, many of us give up before or during what Seth Godin calls "The Dip."
According to Godin:
Five Reasons You Might Fail to Become the Best in the World
1. You run out of time (and quit)
2. You run out of money (and quit)
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Practicable tips to learn everything. Simple but good to have it as reminder.
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Pareto's 80/20 rule states that in any particular pursuit that we undertake, approximately 80 percent of the results may come from just 20 percent of our efforts.
If we identify and focus on the 20 percent that really matters we are more likely to live a simpler life more on...
...into its basic, fundamental components, to find the most important things to practice first. This shows that very few things actually make a difference in any aspect of our lives, including learning.
Use the Pareto Principle: which describes a goal of generating 80 percent...
The Pareto Principle or 80/20 Principle says that 20% of your activities will account for 80% of your results.
Resist the temptation to clear the small tasks first; instead, start your day by asking, “Is this task in the top 20% or bottom 80% of my activities
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