Every Skill has its learning curve
For those who believe that time is money and thinking about how to encash it, then this article is exactly what you are looking for. 20 hours is just what you need.
Stop whatever you are doing and just think for a moment what all skills you want to acquire or learn to do in life?
We know there will be many if you list them down.
So, what’s stopping you from getting the learning process started?
And here goes your thinking cycle again and now your brain is manipulating you and giving you reasons why you should not do it, let me list down a few of the reasons it might be giving you such as who has the spare time for that? , there is too much effort involved to master any skill, from whom I am gonna learn it from……..Blah Blah Blah.
As per research, it takes 10,000 hours to master a new skill. Who has that kind of time in today’s fast pacing world?
10,000 hours is almost 4 years if you practice 8 hours daily, but that’s true only if you want to be an expert in that skill. The first few hours of practice are very frustrating and 80% of people drop the idea of pursuing it.
It’s so much easier to sit back relax, watch TV series, and surf the web…
But What if we tell you that you can learn/acquire any skill in just 20 hours… unbelievable right but that’s true. People have done it and it does not require any high-level IQ or any extraordinary talent.
It is just the proper way of planning and the right amount of research which any of us can do.
The First 20 Hours – Josh Kaufman
In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman makes it possible by offering a systematic approach to acquire any new skill as quickly as possible. Be it playing any musical instrument, to learning how to start a new business. Similar to the 80-20 principle (read here) these 20 hours of practice will get 80% of learning covered which is good enough to serve our purpose.
20 Hours! is what you need, in simpler terms, it’s just 4 hours of practice with the right approach for the next 5 days and boom! you have a new skill.
Josh’s method shows you how to set target performance levels, how to deconstruct any complex skills into subskills & prioritizing them, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers.
With just 20 hours of focused, the regular practice you’ll go from knowing nothing to performing noticeably well.
Still not convinced and confused if this method has any practical aspect at all.
Author Josh Kaufman assures you that this method is field-tested. We suggest that you must watch this TedTalk video by the author to believe it. (Trust us this will be the best 20 minutes you’ve spent today, and watch it till the end for the surprise).
Believe me, nothing is impossible in this world, you just need the right guidance and approach to achieve it.
In this series of Self Help articles, we are going to bring the best out of you and help discover and unlock your true potential.
After all even Lord Hanuman had to be reminded of his powers by Jamwant, we are just simple Human Beings ;).