January 24, 2014
I just listened something on youtube, first seen on Facebook, that was very encouraging, especially when it comes to learning to paint. I'm putting the link here.
The topic is about how it doesn't really take 10,000 hours to learn something new. It takes 20 hours to learn something new.
The speaker breaks it down into four steps: (of course, I was applying all this to painting as I listened).
1. Deconstruct the skill.
2. Learn enough to self-correct.
3. Remove practice barriers.
4. Practice for at least 20 hours.
LEARN to PAINT or anything you want to learn.
Thank you to the author, Josh Kaufman, of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.
I'm still learning, but I know I've put in 20 hours.