Accelerated learning is something we should all strive for. But too much advice on the internet promises the impossible:
“1000X your personal growth!”
“Change your life in 10 seconds!”
“Learn EVERYTHING in 1 hour!”
That stuff only makes us skeptical. That’s because you and I both know that these types of claims are BS—it’s nothing more than cheap clickbait. But why are we still baited by these headlines?
We’re optimists! And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Look, we all know that there’s no such thing as 1,000% growth in a short period of time. We also know that we can’t finish a 300-page book in 30 minutes. Mastery doesn’t work that way. There are no shortcuts.
However, getting good at something is also not totally unattainable. Because like these above extreme claims, there is a counterculture that says it takes 10,000 hours (or more) to master a skill. As you might expect, I’m more on the side of that it takes longer to get good at something.
But I firmly believe there’s a difference in the way we learn. You can spend 10,000 hours doing something and learn nothing.
That’s why I’m sharing 5 things that have worked for me in the past to accelerate my learning curve and learn skills faster.
1. Use Best Practices To Accelerate Your Learning
“Don’t reinvent the wheel.” It’s a platitude you often hear. And yet, we all think we’re majestic wheel-inventors.
When you start learning a skill, it must come from a place of humility and admiration fo