How to master anything

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  1. markbarendt

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    Very interesting. I think there is some really good advice in the article.
     
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    Interesting indeed. It shows ideas in very clear way.
     
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    I couldn't master the article ...
     
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    Thanks Mark. A few years ago (I think) there was an mastery solution offered by who-knows-whom that basically said 15 mintues of focussed study per day for a year on a specific topic can result in a person fully mastering that topic and becoming a world-renowned expert.
     
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    Brian, that doesn't jive with the other advice suggesting 10000 hours is the magic number to be called expert.

    I'm not ascetic, but I'd agree with the idea that expert involves hard work, sacrifice, and discomfort.
     
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    I'm amazed how low the bar is sometimes. Read somewhere that if you read 3 books on any given subject that that can generally get you into the top 10% on that subject, as compared to the world in general. The next 9% is a bit tougher :wink:
     
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    I like the artitcle.

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    This one has been my main learning approach through life. Seems to work OK for me to date. :smile:
     
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    The problem with any rule of thumb is that thumbs seem to come in many different sizes. :laugh:
     
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    The list is interesting but I think it leaves a lot out. However, it is sadly true that #21 is the one almost nobody masters.
     
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    I almost tried that with chemical engineering thermodynamics, but fortunately sanity and desperation prevailed in the end.
     
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    Nice article...
     
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    WTH is "simple relativity?" The author means Special Relativity.

    But I still liked the article!
     
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    Ah, yes a touch of serendipity is an essential part of life. By the way how are you getting on with that new job of learning to control that nuclear silo?:D

    pentaxuser
     
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    Not to decry anything in the article but for some strange reason I found myself hearing Wink Martindale's voice as I read each point :D

    pentaxuser
     
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    That's all we need, more self-help gurus. But maybe the article should be sub-titled, How to Tiptoe your way to a Guaranteed Career as a
    Starving Artist.