Forget the 10, 000 hour rulea what if itas 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. Whatas on your list? Whatas holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skillsatime you donat have and effort you canat 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. Thatas why itas difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. Itas 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 youall go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. Kaufman personally field-tested the methAsods in this book. Youall 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 youare trying to achieve, and what youall be able to do when youare 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, itas 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 youare 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|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2013-06-13|