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.
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.
- Josh Waitzkin, The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
- Dyan Williams, The Incrementalist: A Simple Productivity System to Create Big Results in Small Steps
- Dyan Williams, The Incrementalist podcast, Ep. 5, Finding and Sustaining Flow
- Dyan Williams, The Incrementalist podcast, Ep. 17, Smart Note-Taking for Productive Work
- Sebastian Brian Mehr: Album – Olemus; Song – La Nieve (hearnow.com)
Check out the book: The Incrementalist, A Simple Productivity System to Create Big Results in Small Steps
Visit website: www.dyanwilliams.com
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