The First 20 Hours — How to Learn Anything…Fast! by Josh Kaufman

The first 20 hours — how to learn anything: Josh Kaufman

The First 20 Hours — How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!

Ten Principles of Rapid Skill Acquisition

Here’s the checklist for rapid skill acquisition:

  1. Choose a lovable project.
  2. Focus your energy on one skill at a time.
  3. Define your target performance level.
  4. Deconstruct the skill into subskills.
  5. Obtain critical tools.
  6. Eliminate barriers to practice.
  7. Make dedicated time for practice.
  8. Create fast feedback loops.
  9. Practice by the clock in short bursts.
  10. Emphasize quantity and speed.

Ten Principles of Effective Learning

Here are the ten major principles of effective learning:

  1. Research the skill and related topics.
  2. Jump in over your head.
  3. Identify mental models and mental hooks.
  4. Imagine the opposite of what you want.
  5. Talk to practitioners to set expectations.
  6. Eliminate distractions in your environment.
  7. Use spaced repetition and reinforcement for memorization.
  8. Create scaffolds and checklists.
  9. Make and test predictions.
  10. Honor your biology.

Charles Kettering:  “A problem well stated is a problem half solved.”

Karl Popper : “The best thing that can happen to a human being is to find a problem, to fall in love with that problem, and to live trying to solve that problem, unless another problem even more lovable appears.”


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