Maintenance struggles - Deepstash

Bite-sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

Maintenance struggles

The person who uses their foreign language skills occasionally is reminded how much they've forgotten. Setting up a maintenance schedule where you practice your skills once a week may help, but few have the time to prioritize maintenance.

When you choose to specialize, remembering knowledge is less of a problem. The opposite situation is that knowledge is so well-maintained that the routines can lead you into a rut, making improvement more difficult.

STASHED IN:

239

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

It means accepting that your knowledge of old subjects will decline and that there will be a period of hard effort before they're usable at their previous level.

We are all apt to forget things we have learned in the past. Even memories of important events will eventually decline in accuracy.

A strategy to adopt is to embrace relearning opportunities. It may mean there's a chance you'll fail, but adopting a policy of embracing opportunities will lead to better skills in the long-run.

Relearning is an excellent strategy for lifelong learning. The problem is the pain of rebuilding confidence. You may remember a better ability than in reality, so even doing your best with the old skill will seem sub-standard.

2 Reactions

Comment

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

Takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score