“One skill you want to master in this day and age we live in, if you want to have an extraordinary life, is the ability to learn rapidly.”
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You could follow all the advice, but if you give up after two days, you won't make progress.
In school, your teachers worked out a lesson plan and made sure you were aiming in the right direction. When you're teaching yourself, you have to do it yourself.
Feedback is vitally important to evaluate how well you're doing and to identify areas for improvement. Faster feedback is always better.
To make it count, practice deliberately. Focus on specific elements and work on them until they improve.
Don't go all out, dedicating every waking moment to your new passion. Pace yourself. You will not only avoid burnout by spreading out your training, but you will also increase your performance.
To save the time of both of you, consider asking your mentor these questions:
Be very selective in the skill you're trying to masker to avoid sabotaging your success:
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.
"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
Have an end goal in mind when you're learning.
Even if you just want to do it for fun, find a project you can't do without learning the skill.
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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