Learning How to Learn

What could be considered the most important skill nowadays? Of course, it depends on the line of work one does. Yet we hear a lot about the importance of so-called soft skills. That math or algorithms or logic is important. It's clear that there is no fixed standard concerning skills.

Let's get to the origin of this stuff. Learning. Without learning would it be possible to acquire knowledge of soft skills? Would it be possible to learn math or programming? Probably impossible.

Learning #

We now can see that learning is important. But how can learning be learned? And what does it mean to learn something?

The simple answer is practice and repetition. Until familiarity sets in, thus something becomes a skill.

For example juggling, at first, it's hard, unrewarding, and doesn't resemble anything at all. But as it gets familiar, incredible feats can be accomplished. And something clumsy can become a valuable skill.

So learning is the journey, the process of getting from an undesirable place to where one wants to be. And since it is also a skill, then repetition and practice also enhance learning.

Learning to juggle

Resources #

Of course, there are many tips, tricks, and shortcuts one can employ to make the journey comfortable and productive. There are experts in the field of learning, who write books, create videos and whole courses on the subject.

I will share some of them:

And a reminder to myself: do reiterate the mentioned resources and continue learning how to learn with other books and courses.

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