Learning new thing fast strategies

Skill and Time are two essentials for learning anything new. So the author suggests us to dedicate just twenty hours to a thing which you want to learn. This will help us come out of the frustration barrier which restrains us from experimenting with something new.
 “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”. The more excited, caring and focused we are on the skill we want to acquire, the more quickly we’ll acquire it.
What needs to be noted here is we are shooting for capacity and sufficiency at maximum speed and not perfection.
Five steps to learn anything fast are:Set Target Performance Level,Deconstruction of Skill,Research Just Enough,Remove Barriers,Pre-commit 20 hours per week of Practice

1. Set Target Performance Level
We need to define our specific target performance level for which we need to answer ourselves two questions; 1. Why do you want to learn it? 2. How well do you want or need to be at? You may talk to practitioners to set your expectations. This will help you predetermine the time and energy you need to dedicate to learn the skill.
2. Deconstruction of Skill
Deconstruction means to break it down into the smallest possible parts. We’ll be able to identify which subskills appear to be more important and by focusing on them specifically we’ll be able to make more progress with less effort.
One of the first professional skills that he acquired was web development, i.e., being able to build useful functioning websites. Beginning with a basic website he taught himself how to read and write HTML, CSS and JAVA Script, use Adobe Photoshop to edit images, configure web servers, and maintain the systems that publish his work.
3. Research Just Enough
Doing a bit of practice can save one’s precious time, energy, and emotional fortitude. Identify the critical components and required tools for practice, ASAP. Learn enough about each subskill to be able to practice intelligently and self-correct during practice.
4. Remove Barriers
Skill acquisition requires significant periods of sustained and focused concentration. So remove physical, mental, and emotional barriers that get in the way of practice. Rearrange your environment. Identify low-value uses of time and eliminate them.
Many of you might have planned to do so many things but then fear, doubt, and embarrassment might have stopped you from going ahead with it. The time has arrived; start today!
5. Pre-commit 20 hours of Practice
Pre-commit to the task one hour a day to learn anything new in 20days. Set a daily timer for say an hour. Once you start the timer, you must practice until it goes off. It will make it easier to complete longer periods of sustained practice, even when you get tired or frustrated. Schedule the skills in a way to get spaced repetition and reinforcement possibilities which will help us override the decay curve. Create scaffolds and checklists.
Lastly, Practice until you reach your target level of performance. As you practice, your muscle coordination becomes more automatic and synchronized with your mental processes. Instead of trying to be perfect, focus on practicing as much as you can as quickly as possible while maintaining “good enough” form. In the early age practice, quantity and speed trump absolute quality.

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