How to Learn and Master Any Skill (part 2)

When you’re acquiring and developing a new skill, you need to learn how to learn. Learning is a meta-skill for life and for sustaining peak performance. This continuation of a two-parts episode builds on the foundation principles covered in Episode 36.

When you’re acquiring and developing a new skill, you need to learn how to learn. Learning is a meta-skill for life and for sustaining peak performance. This continuation of a two-parts episode builds on the foundation principles covered in Episode 36.

In episode 37 of The Incrementalist, you will learn: 

7 more  takeaways to learn and master any skill
  • Keep a beginner's mind - be like the child learning to crawl who is not concerned about how she looks or about whether she’s succeeding or failing.  
  • Invest in loss - give yourself to the learning process and be willing to lose and fail so you can win and succeed. 
  • Make smaller circles - emphasize depth over breadth; focus on the micro to understand the macro. 
  • Use adversity - take advantage of setbacks to hone new skills and move out of creative ruts. 
  • Slow down time - connect the unconscious and the conscious mind through chunking (create neural pathways, chunks, and navigation systems between the chunks).
  • Be fully present - pay attention to the learning process to increase clarity in high-stakes moments. 
  • Get in the zone - use the stress-recovery effect to achieve focus and flow states. 
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