How To Learn Anything Faster – 5 Tips to Increase your Learning Speed (Feat. Project Better Self)

Hey guys it’s practical psychology here and in this video Daniel from Project bet herself is gonna give us five amazing tips on how to learn faster I hope you guys enjoy every single one of us is either learning something new at the moment or is planning to do in the future who is playing an instrument learning a second language drawing or maybe learning how to code in the past he must depended on learning new things they had to learn more effective ways to hunt and learn how to make better tools so they can have a higher chance of survival we see that learning has always been an integral part of our lives so it comes natural that we spend some time learning how to learn here are five tips that you can use to lap your competition and leave your friends wondering how you learn so fast number one deconstruct the skill and implement the 8020 principle it is a concept developed by Italian economist vilfredo pareto which explains that 80% of your desired outputs will come from only 20% of your inputs well the exact ratio of varies from situation to situation you’ll find that 20% of people in your life will lead to 80% of your happiness 20% of your customers will drive 80 percent of your sales and 20 percent of your learning methods will lead to 80% of your results when it comes to learning it feels like there’s so much we don’t know so it’s easy to jump around everywhere this will only lead to wasted time what you want to do instead is to focus on one or two things that will drive the middle for what you want to achieve and devote most of your time practicing those things for example if you want to learn how to play the guitar instead of focusing on strumming patterns notes on the fretboard hammer-on pull-off techniques you should only focus on learning the basic chords and transitions between them because that will give you 80% of the results and in 20% of the time you’ll be able to play the songs you wanted number two have a laser-like focus and use the Pomodoro Technique to learn quickly it’ll be important to commit your full focus and attention when you’re researching and practicing your skill these days that’s easier said than done thanks to our short attention spans and constantly buzzing devices to help you stay focused start using the Pomodoro Technique the Pomodoro Technique consists of shutting down all external distractions and fully focusing on the task for short period of time usually 20 to 25 minutes and then taking a short break of one to five minutes I’ve learned coding from scratch in four months by using this principle my daily schedule was 12 Commodore sessions each spending around 25 minutes of focus State and five minutes of rest and after every four sessions I would take a longer break the Pomodoro Technique produces amazing results because our brain is more receptive to new information when we’re focused when you look at it it’s basically common sense more focused in steeper connections number three learn by doing immersion is by far the best way to learn anything and as research shows it turns out that humans retained 10% of what they learned from reading twenty percent of what I learned from audio-visual 50% of what alert when they see a demonstration up to 70 percent of what they learn when they practice what they learned and up to 90 percent of what they learn when they use it immediately try to remember how you learned to play soccer ride a bicycle or swim instead of watching tutorials or reading a textbook on how to do something the way to learn faster is to get your hands dirty and gain experience through making mistakes number four be persistent unfortunately many of us give up before or during what Seth Godin calls the dip Gordon says that although it’s important to know when to quit many potential winners don’t reach success because they quit before the dip according to Gordon five reasons you might fail to follow through are you run out of time and quit you run out of money and quit you get scared and quit you’re not serious about it then quit or you lose interest and quit psychologists have also studied what’s known as the transition cycle when we experience the opportunity to learn something new we enter what many people call the honeymoon phase this is where we experience releases of dopamine is ryx perience new things in other words we’re hardwired to appreciate and seek out novelty because it makes us feel good once the honeymoon phase is over we experience the dip and our progress begins to Plateau or diminish this is when most of us quit the reason why this is important is that if you can predict the dip is coming when you’re learning something new it’s easier to fight through it because you know deep exists and it only lasts it’s temporary number five get enough sleep sleep plays a big role in our ability to learn new information and skills when we are awake new situations and stimuli can prevent new memories from consolidating in our minds but when we are asleep we’re better at creating new memories one study from a German research lab found that sleep helps our memory formation most if you know you will need the information later in fact some scientists believe the brain can actually change its own structure and organization this is a theory called the brain plasticity theory and it suggests those all-important structural and organizational changes in our brain take place when we are asleep without adequate sleep we have a hard time learning something new because our brain doesn’t have the opportunity to review and absorb the new information when you get enough sleep while you’re learning a new skill you’ll be able to consolidate those memories faster and make fewer mistakes overall so to recap break down the skill and use the Pareto principle practice the 20% that will give you 80% of the results focus deeply when practicing the skill and use multiple Pomodoro sessions learn by immersing yourself and actually doing the skill you’re learning watching or reading is not enough be persistent and follow through the deep where majority of people will quit and finally get adequate sleep to help your brain store all the information and prepare you for the day ahead leave a like below if you liked the video and make sure to subscribe to practical psychology if you haven’t already you can check out my channel too for similar videos anyway thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time you

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