The First 20 Hours

The First 20 Hours

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Forget the 10, 000 hour rulea€” what if ita€™s possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less? Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. Whata€™s on your list? Whata€™s holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skillsa€”time you dona€™t have and effort you cana€™t spare? Research suggests it takes 10, 000 hours to develop a new skill. In this nonstop world when will you ever find that much time and energy? To make matters worse, the early hours of pracAsticing something new are always the most frustrating. Thata€™s why ita€™s difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. Ita€™s so much easier to watch TV or surf the web . . . In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisitiona€” how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct comAsplex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By completAsing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice youa€™ll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. Kaufman personally field-tested the methAsods in this book. Youa€™ll have a front row seat as he develops a personal yoga practice, writes his own web-based computer programs, teaches himself to touch type on a nonstandard keyAsboard, explores the oldest and most complex board game in history, picks up the ukulele, and learns how to windsurf. Here are a few of the simAsple techniques he teaches: Define your target performance level: FigAsure out what your desired level of skill looks like, what youa€™re trying to achieve, and what youa€™ll be able to do when youa€™re done. The more specific, the better. Deconstruct the skill: Most of the things we think of as skills are actually bundles of smaller subskills. If you break down the subcompoAsnents, ita€™s easier to figure out which ones are most important and practice those first. Eliminate barriers to practice: Removing common distractions and unnecessary effort makes it much easier to sit down and focus on deliberate practice. Create fast feedback loops: Getting accuAsrate, real-time information about how well youa€™re performing during practice makes it much easier to improve. Whether you want to paint a portrait, launch a start-up, fly an airplane, or juggle flaming chainAssaws, The First 20 Hours will help you pick up the basics of any skill in record time . . . and have more fun along the way.Fortunately, ita#39;s easy to pop the keys off of Apple keyboards and rearrange them without damaging the computer. ... For safetya#39;s sake, I tested this with a spare Apple wireless keyboard first, then changed the keys on my MacBook Air once I wasanbsp;...

Title:The First 20 Hours
Author:Josh Kaufman
Publisher:Penguin - 2013-06-13


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