Learn enough

Get three to five resources about what you're trying to learn, be it a book or a YouTube video. Set a limit on the number of resources to prevent you from procrastinating.
Then jump in and do it.

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Learning a new skill

Wanting to learn something new comes from the curious part of us. But then we have to put in the work. Many feel discouraged during this early learning period which may lead to soon giving up.

However, it is possible to learn anything in just 20 hours - by putting in only 45 minutes a day for about a month.

Decide what you want to learn, then break it down into smaller, manageable pieces. Identify the tools and skills behind each step.

For example, if you want to bake your own bread, the pieces would be making dough, letting it rise, kneading it, shaping it and putting it into a pan, and then baking it in the oven.

It may require you to remove all your electronic devices while you start your learning.

However, you could also combine your favorite distraction with your new activity. (For instance, turning on your favorite podcast while you bake.)

The frustration barrier

Commit to practice for at least 20 hours to overcome that period in the beginning when you feel incompetent and stupid.

When you reach 20 hours, you will be surprised at how good you are.

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Most of us manage our time the same ways: by writing to-do lists and prioritizing the items on those lists, by assessing the relative urgency and importance of our tasks.  The third criteria, the “time multipliers”, should emphasize significance: Rather than asking “What’s the most important thing I can do today?”, time multipliers ask “What’s the most important thing I can do today that would make tomorrow better?”

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.. is a way to balance your circadian rhythm. You eat only within a 10-hour window, and then only the next day after you get adequate sleep. Do not eat anything for three hours before going to bed. You can drink water.

Even if you fail a few days, just get back on track. This is a great way to improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and has other benefits like weight loss, and lower blood pressure.

Secretly, you don’t want to do it; you just think you should want to do it. You value it for the wrong reasons. If you’re only coming up with extrinsic reasons for your activity or goal, you may decide that it’s not worth pursuing.

How to outsmart it: Think of your intrinsic reason — the motivation behind why you’re doing what you say you want to do — like your own personal energy source.

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