Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Acquiring new skills!

As a preface to this, and am sure have mentioned it, about four months ago never thought about owning an RV to travel around the U.S. It was the furthest thing from my mind though some wonderful people planted the seed.

I have learned, even before this, that all it takes is a solid intention, or burning desire, and the will to make a change in our life in order to make things happen.  Same thing with learning any new skill, all it takes is a burning desire to learn it.

How to Acquire Any New Skill in 20 Hours or Less!

User stubby43 posted this tl;dr on the article
It takes 20 hours to learn a new skill - 10,000 hours to master a.k.a become an Olympian.
Deconstruct the skill: Break down the parts and find the most important things to practice first. If you were learning to play a musical instrument, for example, knowing just a few chords gives you access to tons of songs. If you want to learn a new language, learn the most common 2,000 words and you'll have 80% text coverage.
Self-correct: Use reference materials to learn enough that you know when you make a mistake so you can correct yourself.
Remove barriers to learning: Identify and remove anything that distracts you from focusing on the skill you want to learn.
Practice at least 20 hours.

This can be done with anything in life that we see other people do.

So, stop reading and start learning!  You can do it!

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