11 skills you can learn in a week that will impress just about anyone

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. – Thomas Mann

Business Insider ran the article about learning skills in just 1 week.

It follows Josh Kaufman’s popular TED talk about learning a skill in 20 hours.

Mastery takes 10,000 hours. That separates experts from novice.

However, do we really need to be masters in all realms? Or can we choose the things that we are OK in being a better-than-novice in certain fields, like playing musical instruments and sports?

That’s about knowing your 80/20 rules. What are the critical 20% of the activities that can bring 80% of the mastery? It’s about learning differently, picking the learning techniques with the most impact.

As the year approaches to its end, and 2017 is fast approaching, it’s time to consider. What skills do we want to learn now? Those that would bring tremendous joy to us. And start to take action today!

 

Meng

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