3 resources to crack the art of learning something new23 Dec 2015
I’m always fascinated by the thrill of learning something new. It adds enormous value to my mental and physical being. It even helps me see things from a different perspective and shapes my overall thinking process in an impactful manner.
As much as I enjoy the struggle in the process of throwing myself into various scenarios and letting my brain to deal with it, I also make sure I acquire the skill at a faster pace by figuring out important and essential aspects and making immediate use of the learnings in real world to validate the path.
Learning is an inevitable truth of life, so why not crack this art and make this path easier and interesting. Here is my list of resources which helped me to look through this art.
There’s no speed limit. (The lessons that changed my life) by Derek Sivers
If you’re more driven than “just anyone” — you can do so much more than anyone expects. And this applies to ALL of life — not just school.
This blog post was introduced to me by Prateek Dayal. Ever since I read it, It changed my approach towards learning. Arbitrary time attached to adopt a skill is made keeping everyone in mind. You can always speed up the process and overcome the learning curve.
Smashing fear, Learn anything by Tim Ferris
I’m amazed by the amount of things this guy has achieved in his life so far, both at a personal and professional level. His approach of deconstructing the learning curve and applying the famous “Pareto’s 80/20 theory” to almost everything is the secret sauce behind his success.
The first 20 hours — How to learn anything by Josh Kaufman
In this talk Josh Kaufman talks about how his obsession with learning new things lead him to “The first 20 hours” principle. Which is basically, learning the most common stuff about the task in the first 20 hours and produce enough result to generate momentum.
What resources do you think gave you significant boost in learning something new? You can share them in the response below or simply let me know what you think about this article. Lastly, I will leave you with a quote
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. — Leonardo da Vinci