Don’t binge

Watching online tutorial videos can become addictive. Keep in mind that you are trying to learn something, not get distracted.

How long you would be able to study depends on the density of the subject and the level of your knowledge about the subject.

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Have an end goal in mind when you're learning.

  • What do you want to do with this information?
  • How is it going to improve your life?

Even if you just want to do it for fun, find a project you can't do without learning the skill.

Set some time aside to see what courses are available.
Take advantage of any free lessons, watch the introductions to their classes and see if the instructor will be a good fit for your skill level and speed.

Find out the ideal time you can dedicate to learning, and also resting.
Don't try to push yourself and to fill your mind with too much information in one session. Try to learn over multiple days to let the information sink in.

Watch the lesson through once. Then watch it again while following along. You can also follow along from the start.

Take notes. Write down important steps, tips and tricks.

Once you've learned a new skill, try it out for yourself. You will make mistakes. When you do, review your notes and keep going.

You'll learn the most from your own early errors.

Once you've learned something, review it regularly to make sure you don't forget it.

It is not necessary to actively watch a lesson you've already seen. However, it can be useful to have one on in the background so you can tune in and out as needed.

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From the moment we are born, we are always learning new skills. We see it in formal capacities in school or on the job, and informally, like learning from you buddy how to grill a steak.

However, learning is a skill that we can improve upon. The growing number of self-taught professionals is a testament to that.

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Create an environment of trust and cooperation  ...

“It’s not just about telling people about what we need to get done, it’s about creating an environment where trust and cooperation can thrive”

Why is trust and cooperation so important? They’re important because in a team we depend on each other to get the things done.

In the wrong environments feelings of mistrust, paranoia, and self-interest are born.

Learning a new language

Learning a language is often presented as a task with a one-size-fits-all solution. But learning a new language is working out the goals and strategies specific to you.

Every language is different and presents its own challenges. When you learn a new language, forget about fluency. Set achievable, short-term and measurable goals that will give you a sense of achievement.

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