For personal skills and hobbies, the focus is on enjoying the process and having fun. Are you willing to rearrange your schedule so you can practice for roughly 40 minutes each day for a month? First, decide what you want to be able to do.
Second, break the skill down into smaller parts. Most skills are really just bundlles of smaller subskills you use at the same time. By breaking down the skill into managable parts, you eliminate the early feelings of overwhelm and make it easier to get started. Third, practice the most important subskills first.
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A few subskills will always be more important than others, so it makes sense to begin by practicing the things that will give you the greatest increases in performance. How can you prove that it takes only 20 hours to learn anything?
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What research based evidence backs that up? Numerous studies in the fields of motor and cognitive skill acquisition have established that the first few hours of practicing a new skill always generate the most dramatic improvements in performance.
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After reaching a certain level of skill very quickly, your rate of improvement declines, and subsequent improvement becomes much slower. For example, I learned enough about yoga in three hours to be able to practice safely at home. Given what I wanted to learn, that was enough. The 20 hour threshold comes from combining the power law of practice with insights from behavioral psychology and game theory.
His systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By completing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you can pick up the basics in record time While every attempt has been made to ensure stock availability, occasionally we do run out of stock at our stores.
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