The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives. Imagine if you could pick up that skill you've always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life? How will blockchain impact finance and business?
More than a decade of structured education gives us a blueprint to build a pretty good life. You've probably learned so many valuable things along the way to get where you're at today. But are you still learning?
That was my first thought when I finished my last exam in my Master's program. I had been learning for nearly 20 years, and I thought I was finally finished. I couldn't have been more wrong. We're constantly learning new skills from the moment we enter this world to the moment we leave.
"Our brains evolved to learn by doing things, not by hearing about them. This is one of the reasons that, for a lot of skills, it’s much better to spend about two thirds of your time testing yourself on it rather than absorbing it."
It can keep you accountable, but it can also lead to a false sense of completeness. One way to avoid sabotaging yourself is to state your goal as a commitment rather than progress towards the finished product.