Principles of Skills Acquisition
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Principles of Skills Acquisition

Lessons from The First 20 Hours.

Learning isn’t the same as acquiring skills. You gain new knowledge when you learn but when you acquire a new skill, you increase your competency and capability.

Here are the ten principles of rapid skill acquisition:

  1. Choose a lovable project.
  2. Focus your energy on one skill at a time.
  3. Define your target performance level.
  4. Deconstruct the skill into sub skills.
  5. Obtain critical tools.
  6. Eliminate barriers to practice.
  7. Make dedicated time for practice.
  8. Create fast feedback loops.
  9. Practice by the clock in short bursts.
  10. Emphasize quantity and speed.

Use these principles to acquire more skills. The more skills you obtain, the bigger your world will be.